Table 1 Demographic features of atherosclerotic MCA and ICA diseases

ValuesMCA disease (n = 112)ICA disease (n = 71)p
Values in parentheses represent percentage.
* χ2 analysis.
t-test.
MCA = middle cerebral artery; ICA = internal carotid artery; NS = not significant; NIHSS = NIH Stroke Scale.
Male63 (56.3)43 (60.6)NS
Age61 ± 1364 ± 10NS
Risk factors
    Hypertension77 (68.8)43 (60.6)NS
    Diabetes42 (37.5)23 (32.4)NS
    Smoking46 (41.1)28 (38.0)NS
    Sugar (mg/dl)157.3 ± 77.2153.3 ± 61.7NS
    Total cholesterol (mg/dl)188.6 ± 42.4178.1 ± 41.3NS
    LDL (mg/dl)110.3 ± 35.6113.2 ± 33.4NS
    HDL (mg/dl)46.0 ± 11.347.8 ± 9.4NS
    TG (mg/dl)177.3 ± 153.5179.2 ± 111.5NS
    Hematocrit39.8 ± 6.740.3 ± 5.8NS
Stroke syndrome
    Lacuna55 (53.4)17 (27.0)0.001*
    Partial anterior circulation40 (38.8)24 (38.1)NS
    Total anterior circulation8 (7.8)22 (34.9)<0.001*
    TIA9 (8.0)8 (11.3)NS
Initial NIHSS score3.9 ± 3.07.1 ± 6.2<0.001
Time from onset to hospital39 ± 60.230.6 ± 41.5NS