Table 2

Prevalence and volume of brain lesions stratified by sex

VariableWomen (n=478)Men (n=1265)
Large noncortical and cortical infarcts
 Prevalence, n (%)97 (20.3)303 (24.0)
 Volume (mm3), median (IQR)1230 (270, 7800)1680 (258, 6971)
Small noncortical infarcts
 Prevalence, n (%)101 (21.1)289 (22.8)
 Volume (mm3), median (IQR)69 (30, 195)69 (30, 189)
Any ischaemic infarcts (LNCCI or SNCI)
 Prevalence, n (%)170 (35.6)491 (38.8)
 Volume (mm3), median (IQR)299 (70, 1837)354 (80, 3335)
Microbleeds
 Prevalence, n (%)98 (21.0)277 (22.7)
 Counts (number)1.0 (1.0, 2.0)1.0 (1.0, 2.0)
White matter hyperintensities
Prevalence, Fazekas scale ≥2, n (%)282 (59.0)653 (51.7)
Volume total (mm3), median (IQR)4779 (1707, 12546)3609 (1368, 8859)
  • Values are median (IQR) or n (%). Only the volume of patients showing the presence of lesions was taken into account. Missing values: microbleed count (n=55), white matter hyperintensities (n=1).

  • LNCCI, large noncortical and cortical infarcts (including acute lesions); SNCI, small noncortical infarcts (including acute lesions).