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Table 4 Characteristics of patients with carotid artery disease that underwent carotid endarterectomy and were enrolled in the study.

From: Non-detection of Chlamydia species in carotid atheroma using generic primers by nested PCR in a population with a high prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibody

Characteristic No.(%) of patients
Men 25 (66)
Women 13 (34)
Hypercholesterolaemia 21 (55)
Hypertension 11 (29)
Diabetes mellitus 1 (3)
Family history of CVA*/MIφ/PVD# 16 (42)
Smoker 6 (16)
Ex-smoker 20 (53)
Previous CVA/MI 19 (50)
  1. *CVA = cerebrovascular accident, φMI = myocardial infarction, #PVD = peripheral vascular disease