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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in the angioectasia and non-angioectasia groups

From: Major predictors and management of small-bowel angioectasia

Patient characteristics Angioectasia group Non-angioectasia group P-value
(n = 64) (n = 97)
Sex
 Male 39 57 n.s
 Female 25 40
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 71.2 ± 13.9 63.4 ± 17.3 <0.01
 Median (range) 75.5 (27–87) 66 (17–85)  
  < 65 18 43 <0.05
  65 46 54
OGIB type
 Occult 15 20 n.s
 Overt 49 77
Drug use
 Antithrombotic    
  Yes 20 18 n.s
  No 44 79
 NSAIDS
  Yes 6 20 n.s
  No 58 77
Underlying disease
 Cerebrovascular disease
  Yes 6 8 n.s
  No 58 89
 Cardiovascular disease
  Yes 27 19 <0.01
  No 37 78
 Chronic renal failure
  Yes 6 7 n.s
  No 58 90
 Hypertension
  Yes 38 43 n.s
  No 26 54
 Dyslipidemia
  Yes 9 10 n.s
  No 55 87
 Diabetes
  Yes 15 16 n.s
  No 49 81
 Liver cirrhosis
  Yes 15 6 <0.01
  No 49 91
  1. Abbreviations: OGIB obscure gastrointestinal bleeding; NSAIDS nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs