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Table 1 Comparison of patients with and without tube feeding (n = 58)

From: Tube feeding decreases pneumonia rate in patients with severe dementia: comparison between pre- and post-intervention

  With tube Without tube   
n = 46 n = 12 t p
Age (years) (mean ± S.D.) 78.4 ± 8.9 84.0 ± 8.1 1.962 0.055
CCI total 2.2 ± 1.1 2.5 ± 1.4 0.694 0.491
CDR SoB 17.4 ± 1.1 17.4 ± 1.2 0.188 0.851
    χ2 p
Sex (men/women) 20/26 7/5 0.844 0.358
Diagnosis
 Alzheimer’s disease 30 8   
 Vascular dementia 11 3   
 Others 5 1   
FAST
 6e 19 8   
 7a 7 1   
 7b 12 2   
 7c 8 1   
CDR, Personal Care
 2 1 0   
 3 45 12   
  1. S.D. standard deviation, CCI Charlson Comorbidity Index, CDR clinical dementia rating, SoB sum of boxes