Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the patients

CharacteristicCerebral infarctionCerebral haemorrhageControl
Values are n (%) or mean (SEM). *p < 0.01 v control by analysis of variance followed by Scheffé’s test. HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; NIH, National Institutes of Health; OxLDL, oxidised low density lipoprotein.
n451119
Age (years)
    Range35 to 8445 to 7834 to 74
    Mean (SEM)67.4 (1.5)64.4 (3.3)61.2 (2.4)
Male/female24/217/49/10
Hypertension22 (49%)7
Diabetes mellitus22 (49%)4
Atrial fibrillation10 (22%)1
Hyperlipidaemia12 (27%)2
NIH stroke scale7.7 (1.1)7.6 (1.4)
OxLDL (ng/μl LDL)0.245 (0.022)*0.179 (0.023)0.130 (0.007)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.07 (0.18)5.06 (0.58)5.51 (0.12)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.24 (0.05)1.31 (0.06)1.43 (0.38)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)3.40 (0.17)3.48 (0.31)3.36 (0.16)
Triglyceride (mmol/l)1.17 (0.08)1.48 (0.22)1.56 (0.26)