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Table 1 Principal characteristics of demented (VD and LOAD) and control subjects.

From: Lipoprotein profile in older patients with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease

  VD LOAD CONTROLS
Number 60 40 54
Age (years) 81.3 ± 0.8 79.1 ± 1.0 82.2 ± 0.8
Female gender 55% 68% 66%
MMSE 16.4 ± 0.7 14.8 ± 0.8 26.5 ± 0.6*
Barthel index 8.2 ± 0.7 10.9 ± 1.0 18.6 ± 0.7°
Serum albumin (mg/dL) 3.79 ± 0.5 4.01 ± 0.48 4.06 ± 0.5 ^
BSR (mm/1h) 32.6 ± 0.8 29.9 ± 0.7 17.8 ± 0.8 §
  1. VD: vascular dementia; LOAD: late onset Alzheimer's disease MMSE: mini mental status examination; BSR: blood sedimentation rate * p: 0.002 C vs VD and LOAD; ° p: 0.001 C vs VD and LOAD ^ p: 0.01 C vs VD; § p: 0.04 C vs VD and LOAD