Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of patient participants

From: Patients’ responses to incidentally discovered silent brain infarcts – a qualitative study

Characteristic Subcategory Median (IQR) or n
Age (years)   61 (54–72)
Sex Men 3
Women 9
Race Black 2
White 10
Acuity of SBIs on neuroimaging Acute/subacute 4
Chronic 8
Location of SBIs Only deep/subcortical 8
Only cortical/juxtacortical 2
Both 2
Presence of white matter disease Yes 10
No 2
Clinical setting Inpatient 4
Outpatient 8
Type of clinician delivering the diagnosis Internist 1
Neurologist 7
Other 4a
Comorbiditiesb Atrial fibrillation 1
Coronary artery disease 2
Concurrent tobacco use 1
Diabetes 4
Hypercholesterolemia 6
Hypertension 7
Migraine 6
Obesity 2
Obstructive sleep apnea 1
  1. aIncludes two SBIs reported by Neurosurgeons, one by a Cardiologist, and one where the patient read the imaging report directly
  2. bMore than one may be present