Table 2

Multivariate analysis: risk factors associated with stroke/TIA and cryptogenic stroke

CharacteristicStroke/TIACryptogenic stroke
OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)P value
Female1.51 (1.09 to 2.11)<0.051.78 (1.19 to 2.67)<0.01
Hypertension1.53 (1.07 to 2.17)<0.051.67 (1.05 to 2.64)<0.05
Smoking1.58 (1.06 to 2.36)<0.051.55 (0.95 to 2.53)0.08
≥200 PACs1.97 (1.29 to 3.02)<0.011.95 (1.16 to 3.28)<0.05
  • Variables adjusted in the multivariate model: age, sex, excessive premature atrial complexes, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidaemia, peripheral vascular disease and sleep apnoea.

  • PACs, premature atrial complexes; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.