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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the F-PACK cohort

From: Baseline cognition is the best predictor of 4-year cognitive change in cognitively intact older adults

  Total %  
Sex (male/female) 99/81 55  
CDR 0 180 100  
APOE ε4 heterozygotes 81 45  
APOE ε4 homozygotes 6 3.33  
APOE ε2ε3 carriers 16 8.9  
BDNF codon 66 met carriers 87 48.3  
  Mean S.D. Range
Age (years) 68.6 6.4 52.4–80.9
Education (years) 14.2 3.4 8.0–23.5
MMSE (/30) 29.1 0.9 27.0–30.0
AVLT TL (/75) 47.3 9.1 26.0–69.0
AVLT %DR 84.5 17.9 30.0–200.0
BSRT TR (/12) 8.1 1.3 4.8–10.8
BSRT DR (/12) 8.0 2.7 1.0–12.0
BNT (/60) 54.6 4.4 38.0–60.0
AVF (# words) 22.5 5.6 9.0–42.0
LVF (# words) 36.3 11.8 9.0–71.0
PALPA49 (/30) 27.2 1.7 20.0–30.0
RPM (/60) 41.7 8.8 15.0–58.0
TMT B/A 2.5 0.9 0.0–6.7
  1. APOE, apolipoprotein E; BDNF, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor; CDR, Clinical Dementia Rating Scale total score; MMSE, Mini Mental State Examination; AVLT, Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test: total learning (AVLT TL) and percentage delayed recall (AVLT %DR); BSRT, Buschke Selective Reminding Test: total retention (BSRT TR) and the delayed recall (BSRT DR); BNT, Boston Naming Test; AVF, Animal Verbal Fluency; LVF, Letter Verbal Fluency Test; PALPA, Psycholinguistic Assessment of Language Processing in Aphasia (PALPA) subtest 49; RPM, Raven’s Progressive Matrices; TMT, Trail Making Test part B divided by part A
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