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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) patients and healthy control subjects

From: Pay attention to the basal ganglia: a volumetric study in early dementia with Lewy bodies

Characteristics DLB patients (N = 93) Controls (N = 28) p/χ2 value
Age, years 70.3 (9.7) 67.6 (7.8) p = .189
Education, years 11.3 (4.1) 12.9 (2.7) p = .063
Sex, M/F 52/41 16/12 χ2 = .908
Handedness, R/L 83/10 26/2 χ2 = .575
Fluctuations (%) 49/93 (52.7) 1/28 χ2< .001
Hallucinationsa (%) 56/91 (61.5) 3/26 χ2< .001
Parkinsonism
 Akinesia (%)b 58/90 (64.4) 0/28 χ2< .001
 Rigidity (%)b 60/90 (66.7) 0/28 χ2< .001
 Tremor at rest (%)c 17/85 (20) 2/28 χ2 = .115
  1. Standard deviations for age and education are shown in parentheses. Significant p and χ2 values are in italics
  2. aData missing for two patients
  3. bData missing for three patients and two controls
  4. cData missing for eight patients