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Table 2 Comparison of clinical risk factors between BA with and without plaque

From: Association between the vertebrobasilar artery geometry and basilar artery plaques determined by high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging

  BA plaque ( +) (N = 86) BA plaque (−) (N = 204) p
Sex, male 50 (58.14) 124 (60.78) 0.675
Age, y 70.2 ± 10.6 67.7 ± 10.1 0.064
BMI ≥ 28 17 (19.77) 22 (10.78) 0.041
Smoking 29 (33.72) 74 (36.27) 0.678
Hypertension 69 (80.23) 134 (65.69) 0.014
DM 39 (45.35) 62 (30.39) 0.015
Hyperlipidemia 38 (44.19) 80 (39.22) 0.431
CHD 11 (12.79) 25 (12.25) 0.899
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number (%)
  2. BMI body mass index, DM diabetes mellitus, CHD coronary heart disease, BA basilar artery