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Table 3 Analysis of the subgroup in which cognitive impairment was mentioned in the referral

From: Medial temporal lobe atrophy is underreported and may have important clinical correlates in medical inpatients

Characteristic CI not mentioned n = 59 CI mentioned n = 35 p value
Age 83.6 (8.3) 81.8 (7.3) 0.27
Female sex 61 % 77 % 0.12
In intervention originally 44 % 43 % 1.00
Living alone 66 % 83 % 0.10
Charlson index 2.2 (1.5) 2.5 (1.7) 0.45
MMSE 22.5 (4.2) 20.1 (4.4) 0.009
Clock-drawing test 3.1 (1.2) 2.7 (1.3) 0.10
WMC not commented in original report 27 (46 %) 8 (23 %) 0.03
GCA not commented in original report 40 (68 %) 20 (57 %) 0.38
MTA not commented in original report 54 (91 %) 32 (91 %) 1.00
WMC abnormal on review 34 (58 %) 24 (69 %) 0.38
GCA abnormal on review 20 (34 %) 15 (43 %) 0.51
MTA abnormal on review 16 (27 %) 18 (51 %) 0.03
  1. Data are presented as mean (SD) or number (percentages). Abbreviations: CI = Cognitive Impairment, MMSE = mini-mental state examination.