Table 2

Characteristics of SHARP-P volunteers, by intervention assignment: mean (standard deviation) or percent.

Characteristic

Healthy Aging

N = 18

Cognitive Training

N = 18

Physical Activity Training

N = 18

Combined Intervention

N = 19

p-value1


Age, years

75.4 (4.8)

76.0 (5.2)

77.5 (4.8)

76.9 (4.0)

0.57

Sex

Female

7 (38%)

8 (44%)

10 (56%)

12 (63%)

0.45

Male

11 (61%)

10 (56%)

8 (44%)

7 (37%)

Education

HS or less

5 (28%)

4 (22%)

3 (17%)

6 (32%)

0.74

> HS

13 (72%)

14 (78%)

15 (83%)

13 (68%)

Race/ethnicity

African-American

1 (6%)

1 (6%)

1 (6%)

4 (21%)

0.45

Caucasian

17 (94%)

17 (94%)

17 (94%)

15 (79%)

3MSE

94.3 (2.4)

95.6 (3.4)

94.6 (3.9)

94.6 (4.3)

0.19

400 m walk, secs

331 (66)

331 (50)

360 (48)

347 (56)

0.36

ApoE allele2

Absent

9 (75%)

10 (83%)

12 (86%)

10 (62%)

0.44

Present

3 (25%)

2 (17%)

2 (14%)

6 (38%)


1Analyses of variance for continuous measures; Pearson's chi-square or Fisher's exact tests for categorical variables

2Missing for 19 participants

33MSE: Modified Mini Mental State Exam

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