Table 6

Baseline characteristics of living individuals with MMSE or c-MMSE scores

Individuals with MMSE

Individuals with c-MMSE

p-value 1


Age group, years, % (n)

80-84

77.0% (418)

23.0% (125)

< 0.0001

85-89

70.5% (409)

29.5% (171)

90-94

62.4% (355)

37.6% (214)

95+

57.3% (86)

42.7% (64)


All, % (n = 1,842)

68.8% (1,268)

31.2% (574)

with BIMC or SMMSE but no MMSE, n

48

Education, mean (SD)

5.3 (2.6)

4.7 (2.4)

< 0.0001

Living in institution, % (n)

9.9% (126)

15.3% (88)

0.0007

MMSE or c-MMSE, mean (SD)

22.4 (7.4)

18.7 (8.0)

< 0.00012

IQCODE, mean (SD)

3.7 (0.7)

4.1 (0.8)

< 0.00012

Spontaneous Behavior Interview-SI, mean (SD)

6.5 (8.2)

12.0 (10.4)

< 0.00012

Spontaneous Behavior Interview-bADL, mean (SD)

5.5 (7.8)

11.9 (10.4)

< 0.00012

IADL, mean % disability (SD)

42.0 (35.6)

66.0 (35.1)

< 0.00012

Geriatric Depression Scale-10, mean (SD)

2.3 (2.4)

4.0 (3.2)

< 0.00012

Spontaneous Behavior Interview-BP, mean (SD)

0.9 (2.1)

1.8 (3.1)

< 0.00012


BIMC: Blessed Information Memory Concentration test; SMMSE: severe Mini-Mental State Examination; c-MMSE: converted-MMSE; IQCODE: Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly; SI: Social Interaction; bADL: basic Activities of Daily Living; IADL: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; BP: Behavioral Problems.

1Student's t-test for numerical variables, chi-squared for nominal variables. 2Both univariate and adjusted for age, sex and education.

Lucca et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-54

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