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Table 2 Summary of strength of association of risk factors with silent brain infarction

From: The epidemiology of silent brain infarction: a systematic review of population-based cohorts

Strength of association Risk factors
Strong Age
Hypertension
Metabolic syndrome
Carotid artery disease
Chronic kidney disease
Likely Coronary artery disease
Heart failure
Homocysteinemia
Obstructive sleep apnea
Unclear Atrial fibrillation
Dyslipidemia
Diabetes
Obesity
Alcohol
Tobacco
Ethnicity
Gender