International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Risk of Dementia Associated with Elevated Plasma Homocysteine in a Latin American Population

Table 1

Characteristics of the Maracaibo Aging Study population.

CharacteristicsAllDementedNot demented

Population, no. (% females)2100 (67.0)169 (74.0)1931 (66.4)
Age, mean (SD), y67.2 (9.0)77.8 66.3 (8.3)
Illiteracy, (%)298/2100 (14.2)61/169 237/1931 (12.3)
Education, mean (SD), y5.6 (4.0)3.2 5.8 (4.0)
Hypercholesterolemia, (%)711/1553 (45.8)49/121 (40.5)662/1432 (46.2)
Diabetes, (%)287/2099 (13.7)32/169 255/1930 (13.2)
Current smoker, (%)350/2100 (16.7)20/169 (12.0)329/1931 (17.0 )
Hypertension, (%)1739/2100 (82.8)141/169 (83.4)1598/1931 (82.8)
Stroke, (%)113/2099 (5.4)40/169 72/1930 (3.7)
Hyperhomocysteinemia, (%)844/2100 (40.2)117/169 727/1931 (37.6)
tHcy, mean (SD), mol/L14.2 (6.3)18.6 13.9 (6.0)
Folate, mean (SD), (ng/ml)5.3 (2.9)4.8 5.3 (3.0)
Vit B12, mean (SD), (pmol/ml)416.9 (335.0)426.3 (341.5)415.9 (334.5)
APOE allele frequency
ApoE- 20.0460.0350.047
ApoE- 30.8380.7690.842
ApoE- 40.116 0.111

; , between demented and not demented groups.

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