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Table 3 Comparison of patient’s characteristics between type 1a and 1b angiectasias

From: Major predictors and management of small-bowel angioectasia

Patient characteristics Angioectasia P-value
Type 1a (n = 35) Type 1b (n = 29)
Sex
 Male 22 17 n.s
 Female 13 12
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 69.3 ± 16.4 73.5 ± 10.8 n.s
 Median (range) 75 (27–87) 78 (42–86)  
  < 65 12 6 n.s
  65 23 23
OGIB type
 Occult 9 6 n.s
 Overt 26 23
Drug use
 Antithrombotic
  Yes 10 10 n.s
  No 25 19
NSAIDS
  Yes 3 3 n.s
  No 32 26
Underlying disease
 Cerebrovascular disease
  Yes 3 3 n.s
  No 32 26
 Cardiovascular disease
  Yes 14 13 n.s
  No 21 16
 Chronic renal failure
  Yes 3 3 n.s
  No 32 26
 Hypertension
  Yes 18 19 n.s
  No 17 10
 Dyslipidemia
  Yes 4 5 n.s
  No 31 24
 Diabetes
  Yes 7 7 n.s
  No 28 22
 Liver cirrhosis
  Yes 8 7 n.s
  No 27 22
  1. Abbreviations: OGIB obscure gastrointestinal bleeding; NSAIDS nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs