Table 4: Regression of the test scores with the systolic and diastolic components of blood pressure.

Systolic blood pressureDiastolic blood pressurePulse pressure
value value value

Mini-mental state examination0.97
(0.95–0.99)
0.020.97
(0.91–1.03)
0.2 (NS)0.97
(0.95–0.99)
0.02
Digit span0.99
(0.98–1.00)
0.06 (NS)0.99
(0.97–1.01)
0.5 (NS)0.99
(0.98-0.99)
0.06
Immediate prose memory0.99
(0.97–1.01)
0.6 (NS)1.00
(0.94–1.06)
0.9 (NS)0.99
(0.95–1.02)
0.5 (NS)
Delayed prose memory0.99
(0.95–1.03)
0.6 (NS)1.05
(0.99–1.11)
0.2 (NS)0.97
(0.93–1.01)
0.1 (NS)
Memory with interference at 10 sec0.98
(0.96–1.00)
<0.0050.97
(0.93–1.01)
0.1 (NS)0.97
(0.95–0.99)
<0.01
Memory with interference at 30 sec0.99
(0.97–1.01)
0.2 (NS)0.98
(0.95–1.02)
0.3 (NS)0.99
(0.97–1.01)
0.3 (NS)
Trail making test A0.95
(0.72–1.25)
0.7 (NS)0.99
(0.98–1.00)
0.1 (NS)1.16
(0.78–1.72)
0.4 (NS)
Trail making test B1.31
(0.61–2.82)
0.5 (NS)2.18
(0.50–9.56)
0.3 (NS)1.09
(0.41–2.93)
0.8 (NS)
Phonemic verbal fluency0.98
(0.96–1.00)
0.1 (NS)1.00
(0.96–1.04)
0.9 (NS)0.97
(0.94–1.00)
0.06 (NS)
Overlapping figures0.99
(0.95–1.03)
0.5 (NS)1.01
(0.91–1.11)
0.8 (NS)0.97
(0.91–1.03)
0.4 (NS)
Clock drawing test0.96
(0.94–0.98)
<0.0010.99
(0.95–1.03)
0.8 (NS)0.95
(0.93–0.97)
<0.0001
Cognitive reserve index0.94
(0.87–1.02)
0.2 (NS)1.09
(0.92–1.31)
0.4 (NS)0.82
(0.73–0.92)
<0.001

95% confidence intervals in brackets; : partial regression coefficients; NS: nonsignificant.