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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study population at a memory clinic in primary care

From: Cost of diagnosing dementia in a German memory clinic

  Total sample (n = 120)
Age
 Mean (SD) 72.8 (9.5)
 Range 49–91
Sex, n (%)  
 Female 72 (60.0)
MMSE  
 Mean (SD) 25.3 (5.5)
 Range 0–30
Severity of cognitive impairmenta, n (%)
 No indication 71 (59.2)
 Mild 35 (29.2)
 Moderate to severe 14 (11.6)
Final ICD-10 diagnosis after diagnostic procedure, n (%)
 Dementiab 53 (44.2)
  Alzheimer’s diseases (F00.0 and F00.1) 30 (24.2)
  Vascular dementia (F01.1) 16 (13.3)
  Mixed dementia (F00.2) 2 (1.7)
  Unspecific dementia (F02.0 and F03) 5 (4.0)
 MCI (F06.7) 28 (22.6)
 Other conditions 39 (32.5)
  Subjective disorders (F33.1, F34.1, F41.2, F31.1, and F60.3) 33 (27.5)
  No hint for cognitive disorders 3 (2.5)
  Other 3 (2.5)
Number of existing illnesses and previous surgeries
 Mean (SD) 3.9 (2.8)
 Range 0–16
Number of drugs regularly taken
 Mean (SD) 5.0 (3.5)
 Range 0–16
  1. aAccording to MMSE
  2. bReferring to the following ICD-10 diagnoses: F00.0, F00.1, F01.1, F00.2, F02.0, and F03
  3. MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination (range 0–30, higher score indicates better cognitive function), ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, SD standard deviation