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Table 3 Association between Mini-Mental State Examination score and gait speed

From: The association between cognition and gait in a representative sample of very old people – the influence of dementia and walking aid use

β (95% CI)
β (95% CI)
Total sample
 GS measured10300.015 (0.013, 0.017)<0.0010.006 (0.004, 0.008)<0.001
 GS measured+imputed13170.018 (0.016, 0.020)<0.0010.011 (0.009, 0.013)<0.001
 GS measured2560.008 (0.005, 0.012)<0.0010.003 (0.000, 0.006)0.058
 GS measured+imputed4640.013 (0.010, 0.016)<0.0010.007 (0.002, 0.011)0.002
No dementia
 GS measured7740.020 (0.015, 0.025)<0.0010.010 (0.006, 0.015)<0.001
 GS measured+imputed8530.024 (0.019, 0.029)<0.0010.015 (0.010, 0.020)<0.001
No walking aid a
 GS measured7030.012 (0.009, 0.016)<0.0010.010 (0.06, 0.014)<0.001
Walking aid a
 GS measured3210.007 (0.005, 0.009)<0.0010.005 (0.002, 0.008)<0.001
  1. From multivariate linear regression analyses adjusted for age, sex and baseline characteristics associated (p ≤ 0.15) with Gait Speed (GS) (measured + imputed) and Mini-Mental State Examination score: lives alone, education < 8 years, current smoker, depression, cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, history of hip fracture, malignancy previous 5 years, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, analgesics, neuroleptics, number of prescribed medications, systolic blood pressure, vision impairment, hearing impairment and use of walking aid during gait speed test. In subgroup analyses with/without walking aids use of walking aids was omitted
  2. aParticipants who were unable to perform the GS test, and subsequently had a GS value imputed (n=287), had no reported walking aid and could therefore not be included in subgroup analyses of walking aid use
  3. β unstandardized beta