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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Prevalence of visceral artery involvement in patients with peripheral artery disease found on run-off MRA

  All patients (n = 145) VAI ≥ grade 3* (n = 72) VAI < grade 3* (n = 73) p value
n % n % N %
Females 34 23% 15 21% 19 26% 0.5573
Age in years, median (range) 68 (27–91) 69 (42–88) 68 (27–91) 0.2578
BMI in kg/m2, median (range) 27 (17–53) 26 (18–37) 28 (17–53) 0.9330
CRP in mg/L, median (range) 8.565 (0–289) 8.860 (0–289) 8.490 (0–234) 0.7181
Indication for MRA        
Suspected PAD 12 8% 6 8% 6 8% 1.0000
Known PAD 133 92% 66 92% 67 92%
Patients with information on Fontaine stage of PAD (n = 121)        
 Fontaine stage IIa 3 2% 2 3% 1 2% 0.2535
 Fontaine stage IIb 64 53% 35 58% 29 48%
 Fontaine stage III 10 8% 3 5% 7 11%
 Fontaine stage IV 44 36% 20 33% 24 39%
Cardio-vascular risk factors        
 Smoking 45 31% 26 36% 19 26% 0.2122
 Diabetes 54 37% 27 38% 27 37% 1.0000
 Arterial hypertension 83 57% 44 61% 40 55% 0.5022
 Hyperlipidaemia 61 42% 25 35% 36 49% 0.0930
Vascular comorbidities        
 Coronary artery disease 39 27% 22 31% 16 22% 0.2616
 Cerebrovascular disease 12 8% 6 8% 5 7% 0.7646
  1. VAI ≥ grade 3 = visceral artery involvement with diameter stenosis ≥ 50%
  2. BMI body mass index, MRA magnetic resonance angiography, PAD peripheral artery disease