Table 2

Past medical history
Abnormal cognitive test results Statistic p value Significant post-hoc differences
0 1 2
n = 55 n = 68 n = 77
Ischemic heart disease 43% 34% 27% χ2(2, N = 200) = 3.05 0.22 -
Arrhythmia 39% 37% 30% χ2(2, N = 200) = 1.45 0.49 -
Heart failure 24% 30% 29% χ2(2, N = 200) = 0.81 0.67 -
Hypertension 47% 52% 47% χ2(2, N = 200) = 0.37 0.83 -
COPD 26% 19% 16% χ2(2, N = 200) = 2.00 0.37 -
Gastrointestinal disease 22% 18% 13% χ2(2, N = 200) = 1.80 0.41 -
Stroke/TIA 19% 21% 21% χ2(2, N = 200) = 0.16 0.92 -
Diabetes 22% 29% 18% χ2(2, N = 200) = 2.63 0.27 -
Cancer, nonskin 31% 30% 25% χ2(2, N = 200) = 0.72 0.70 -
Neurocognitive disorder 6% 4% 12% χ2(2, N = 200) = 3.21 0.22 -
Drugs in chart, mean(SD) 7.1(3.8) 7.6(4.0) 6.6(3.7) F(2, 197) = 1.20 0.30 -
Charlson comorbidity index, mean(SD) 2.3(1.7) 2.4(1.4) 2.1(1.5) F(2, 197) = 0.77 0.47 -

Past medical history of the three groups. TIA = transient ischemic attack. COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Torisson et al.

Torisson et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-47

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