Table 1

Baseline subject characteristics

Characteristic

Control subjects

(n = 16)

Migraine patients

(n = 16)

P


Age, years

24.0 ± 3.0

24.5 ± 4.0

0.68

Female, n (%)

12 (75)

12 (75)

1.0

Current hormonal contraceptive use, n (% of women)

10 (83)

10 (83)

1.0

Body mass index, kg/m2

22.6 ± 2.7

22.7 ± 2.3

0.92

Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg

119 ± 8

117 ± 9

0.47

Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg

70 ± 5

70 ± 7

0.93

Heart rate, bpm

61 ± 10

64 ± 9

0.29

Total cholesterol, mmol/L

4.0 ± 0.8

4.1 ± 0.5

0.72

HDL cholesterol, mmol/L

1.8 ± 0.4

1.7 ± 0.4

0.80

LDL cholesterol, mmol/L

1.9 ± 0.6

1.9 ± 0.6

0.78

Triglycerides, mmol/L

0.8 ± 0.2

0.9 ± 0.4

0.27

Glucose, mmol/L

4.4 ± 0.2

4.5 ± 0.3

0.81

Forearm volume, mL

919 ± 146

855 ± 154

0.24


Vanmolkot and de Hoon BMC Neurology 2010 10:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-119

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