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Table 2 Comparison of descriptive characteristics of the four groups (Bayesian analyses)

From: Sex ratio in dementia with Lewy bodies balanced between Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease dementia: a cross-sectional study

  DLB/AD DLB/PDD DLB/PD AD/PDD AD/PD PDD/PD
Probability to get a difference of 5%
 Sex 1 1 1 1 1 0.004
 Community-living 0 0.278 0.886 1 0 1
 Location of the patient 0 0 1 0 1 1
 Center: tertiary level vs secondary and primary levels 1 1 1 0 1 1
Probability to get a difference of
 2 years for the age < 0.001 < 0.001 1 0.436 1 1
 2 points for MMSE < 0.001 < 0.001 1 < 0.001 1 1
  1. Abbreviations: AD Alzheimer’s disease, DLB Dementia with Lewy bodies, PDD Parkinson’s disease dementia, PD Parkinson’s disease, MMSE Mini Mental State Examination
  2. The probability corresponds to the numbers of iterations where the difference of 5% for qualitative variables and 2 points for quantitative variables were observed among all completed iterations
  3. A probability = 1 means all iterations show the difference whereas a probability = 0 means no iteration shows the difference