Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Patients (n=24)Controls (n=15)p Value
Age (years)67.1 (±8.9)65.5 (±6.7)0.566*
Weight (kg)79.5 (±21.3)72.8 (±12.8)0.225*
Male sex16 (66.7%)9 (60%)0.74†
Hypertension21 (87.5%)2 (13.3%)<0.0005†
Diabetes6 (25%)00.065†
Hypercholesterolaemia18 (75%)6 (40%)0.044†
Current smoker7 (29.2%)3 (20%)0.711†
Ischaemic heart disease3 (12.5%)2 (13.3%)1.0†
Leucoaraiosis grade
04 (16.7%)11 (73.3%)
14 (16.7%)4 (26.7%)
26 (25%)0
310 (41.7%)0<0.0005††
  • Values are means (±SD) or subject numbers (percentages).

  • * Independent samples t test.

  • Fisher exact test.

  • †† Pearson χ2 test.