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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Effects of tai chi on cognition and instrumental activities of daily living in community dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment

Demographic characteristics Overall (n = 160) Frequency (%) Control (n = 80) Frequency (%) Intervention (n = 80) Frequency (%) Chi-Square (X2) P-value
Sex     0.13 0.719
 - Male 42 (26.3) 20 (25) 22 (27.5)   
 - Female 118 (73.8) 60 (75) 58 (72.5)   
Age     10.19 0.001*
 - 60–74 107 (66.9) 44 (55.0) 63 (78.8)   
 - 75 or above 53 (33.1) 36 (45.0) 17 (21.3)   
Education Level     8.23 0.004*
 - Illiterate or below primary school 70 (43.8) 44 (55.0) 26 (32.5)   
 - Completed primary school or above 90 (56.3) 36 (45.0) 54 (67.5)   
Marital Status     7.76 0.005*
 - Married 101 (63.1) 42 (57.5) 59 (73.8)   
 - Single/ Widowed/ Divorced 59 (36.9) 38 (47.5) 21 (26.3)   
Living Condition     6.18 0.013*
 - Living alone 35 (21.9) 24 (30.0) 11 (13.8)   
 - With family members 125 (78.1) 56 (70.0) 69 (86.3)   
Comorbidity      0.278
 - 0 33 (20.6) 14 (17.5) 19 (23.8)   
 - 1–2 100 (62.5) 49 (61.3) 51 (63.8)   
 - 3 or more 27 (16.9) 17 (21.3) 10 (12.5)   
  1. *p≤0.05