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Table 1 Demographics, cardiovascular and metabolic health status, and serum CRP and RAGE levels in cognitively impaired patients and controls

From: Relationships among serum C-reactive protein, receptor for advanced glycation products, metabolic dysfunction, and cognitive impairments

  Cognitive impairment Controls Z p
(n = 377) (n = 66)
Age (year) 63.10 ± 9.70 55.09 ± 10.77 −5.295 0.000
Gender (male) 178(47.2%) 38(57.6%) −1.256 0.209
Education (year) 9.01 ± 4.01 12.94 ± 3.0 −6.455 0.000
CRP (mg/L) 2.08(1.07,3.36) 0.21(0.18,0.42) −6.488 0.001
RAGE (ng/mL) 4.01(2.49,5.71) 2.28(1.84,3.03) −3.271 0.004
Hypertension 60.5% 54.5% −0.761 0.447
Diabetes 28.8% 38.7% −1.348 0.178
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.38(0.89, 1.87) 1.49(0.99,2.06) −0.831 0.406
LDL (mmol/L) 2.93(2.41,3.68) 3.22(2.67,4.18) −1.651 0.099
Smoking 34.1% 34.8% −0.151 0.880
BMI (Kg/m 2 ) 23.58 ± 3.39 23.12 ± 2.63 −0.189 0.850