Table 1

Characteristics of the cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and control populations

CVD patients (n=238)Controls (n=119)Odds ratio (95% CI),
p Value
Age (y)65.9 (9.8)64.5 (9.6)0.92
Male sex 144 (60.5)72 (60.5)
Current or ex-smoker164 (68.9)55 (46.2)2.58 (1.64-4.06) 0.00003
Hypertension147 (61.8)47 (39.5)2.47 (1.58-3.89) 0.00001
Diabetes mellitus34 (14.3)10 (8.4)1.82 (0.86-3.82)
0.11
History of myocardial infarction26 (10.9)5 (4.2)2.8 (1.05-7.48 )
0.03
H. pyloriseropositive140 (58.8)53 (44.5)1.78 (1.14-2.77)
0.01
  • Values given indicate mean (SD) for age and proportion (%) for other data. Odds ratios are uncorrected for other risk factors.