Table 1

Distibution of risk factors potentially responsible for brain lesions in case patients with (n=122) and without (n=80) head CT or MRI

Risk factorHead imaging studiesp Value
Yes (%)No (%)
Diabetes4.95NS
Hypertension14.717.5NS
Thyroid diseases4.13.7NS
General anaesthesia29.516.2<0.05
Other diseases23.822.5NS
Cigarette smoking (current+past smokers)3736NS
Wine drinking (current+past drinkers)41.742.5NS
Head trauma
 With loss of consciousness13.90<0.01
 Without loss of consciousness6.55NS