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Table 2 Risk factors by categories of self-perceived psychological stress

From: Self-perceived psychological stress and ischemic stroke: a case-control study

  Self-perceived psychological stress Pvalue
  Never/periods, n = 987 Permanent ≥1 year, n = 172  
Mean age, years (SD) 57 (10) 53 (11) <0.001
Male sex, n (%) 652 (66) 80 (46) <0.01
Hypertension, n (%) 466 (46) 90 (53) 0.22
Smokers, n (%) 265 (27) 60 (35) <0.05
Diabetes, n (%) 113 (11) 28 (16) 0.08
Hyperlipidemia, n (%) 679 (71) 119 (72) 0.91
Occupation, lower education, n (%) 558 (58) 88 (53) 0.27
Sedentary leisure time, n (%) 104 (11) 40 (24) <0.001
WHR, mean (SD) 0.932 (0.074) 0.934 (0.070) 0.77
Family history of stroke, n (%) 317 (33) 60 (37) 0.35
  1. Differences between groups were examined with the χ2 test for proportions and with the Student t test for continuous variables.
  2. SD = standard deviation; WHR = waist to hip ratio.