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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects by final neuropathological diagnosis

From: Improving the identification of dementia with Lewy bodies in the context of an Alzheimer’s-type dementia

  AD DLB Mixed AD+DLB  
N = 19 N = 18 N = 22
Age at baseline (years) 76.8 (9.3) 71.0 (6.1) 70.5 (9.0) F = (2,56) 3.4, P = 0.04
DLB vs AD, P = 0.03
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.87
AD vs mixed, P = 0.04
Age at death (years) 82.7 (9.4) 76.9 (5.3) 78.2 (8.8) F = (2,56) 2.6, P = 0.08
DLB vs AD, P = 0.03
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.58
AD vs mixed, P = 0.16
Gender (male:female) 13:6 14:4 16:6 X = 0.41, df = 2, P = 0.82
Interval between baseline and death (years) 5.8 (2.5) 5.9 (1.9) 7.8 (2.6) F = (2,56) 4.5, P = 0.015
DLB vs AD, P = 0.83
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.02
AD vs mixed, P = 0.02
Baseline MMSE 18.0 (7.5) 25.3 (2.7) 22.0 (3.9) F = (2,52) 8.5, P = 0.001
DLB vs AD, P = 0.001
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.01
AD vs mixed, P = 0.04
Final MMSE 5.9 (7.8) 12.8 (6.9) 6.8 (9.4) F = (2,53) 3.6, P = 0.04
DLB vs AD, P = 0.01
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.04
AD vs mixed, P = 0.75
Interval between last assessment and death (months) 20.9 (13.8) 25.4 (17.1) 35.9 (28.7) F = (2,51) 2.5, P = 0.09
DLB vs AD, P = 0.40
DLB vs mixed, P = 0.19
AD vs mixed, P = 0.05
  1. AD Alzheimer’s disease, DLB dementia with Lewy bodies, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination