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Table 1 Comparison of demographic variables and the MoCA scale stratified by gender

From: Improved predictive ability of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for diagnosing dementia in a community-based study

  Total Gender  
   Male Female  
Variables N = 276 N = 136 N = 140 P value a
Age (years ± SD) 67.93 ± 6.06 68.93 ± 6.30 66.95 ± 5.68 0.0064**
Male (%) 136 (49.28%)    
Education (years ± SD) 11.38 ± 4.01 12.39 ± 3.98 10.40 ± 3.82 < 0.0001***
Total Score 25.33 ± 3.44 25.51 ± 3.24 25.16 ± 3.64 0.4088
Visuospatial 3.97 ± 1.03 4.15 ± 0.97 3.81 ± 1.06 0.0057**
Naming 2.76 ± 0.57 2.90 ± 0.35 2.63 ± 0.69 < 0.0001***
Memory1 4.03 ± 1.06 3.98 ± 1.07 4.08 ± 1.04 0.4418
Memory2 4.61 ± 0.81 4.55 ± 0.84 4.67 ± 0.77 0.3364
Attention1 1.85 ± 0.40 1.85 ± 0.36 1.84 ± 0.44 0.8334
Attention2 0.95 ± 0.22 0.94 ± 0.24 0.96 ± 0.20 0.5473
Attention3 2.85 ± 0.42 2.85 ± 0.41 2.84 ± 0.44 0.8441
Language1 1.25 ± 0.73 1.24 ± 0.73 1.26 ± 0.73 0.7415
Language2 0.80 ± 0.40 0.76 ± 0.43 0.84 ± 0.37 0.1025
Abstraction 1.30 ± 0.76 1.43 ± 0.75 1.19 ± 0.76 0.0086**
Delayed Recall 3.04 ± 1.71 2.98 ± 1.73 3.11 ± 1.70 0.5321
Orientation 5.95 ± 0.24 5.94 ± 0.24 5.95 ± 0.25 0.7632
  1. MoCA Montreal Cognitive Assessment, SD standard deviation
  2. *: P < 0.05; **: P < 0.01; ***: P < 0.0001
  3. a. Tested by two-sample t test