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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with dementia

From: Caregiving, care burden and awareness of caregivers and patients with dementia in Asian locations: a secondary analysis

  Total South Korea China Taiwan Singapore Philippines Hong Kong Thailand p-value
  (n = 524) (n = 259) (n = 101) (n = 73) (n = 52) (n = 23) (n = 10) (n = 6)  
Age, years 75.68 ± 7.07 75.21 ± 6.89 74.61 ± 7.26 76.85 ± 7.42 75.65 ± 7.19 78.52 ± 4.52 80.20 ± 6.88 81.17 ± 8.04 0.01
Sex (male:female) 203:321 117:142 36:65 20:53 15:37 10:13 4:6 1:5 0.053
Duration of education, years 7.22 ± 5.33 6.36 ± 4.83 9.87 ± 5.37 6.33 ± 4.63 5.13 ± 4.75 14.39 ± 3.94 3.20 ± 4.96 8.00 ± 6.23 < 0.001
MMSE score 18.66 ± 5.45 (n = 504) 19.93 ± 4.73 (n = 255) 18.16 ± 6.25 (n = 99) 16.41 ± 5.23 (n = 73) 17.00 ± 5.07 (n = 51) 17.96 ± 6.83 (n = 23)   14.67 ± 8.39 (n = 3) < 0.001
CDR (range) 0.94 ± 0.53
(0.5–3)
0.84 ± 0.44 (0.5–3) 1.07 ± 0.66 (0.5–3) 0.97 ± 0.51
(0.5–2)
1.10 ± 0.52 (0.5–3) 1.11 ± 0.58 (0.5–2) 0.95 ± 0.60
(0.5–2)
0.67 ± 0.26
(0.5–1)
< 0.001
CDR-SOB 5.26 ± 3.17
(n = 522)
4.61 ± 2.67 (n = 257) 6.35 ± 3.73
(n = 101)
5.32 ± 3.28
(n = 73)
6.16 ± 3.27
(n = 52)
6.13 ± 3.52
(n = 23)
5.15 ± 3.28
(n = 10)
3.25 ± 1.13
(n = 6)
< 0.001
  1. Data are presented as n or mean ± standard deviation
  2. CDR Clinical dementia rating, CDR-SOB Clinical dementia rating-sum of boxes, MMSE Mini-mental state exam