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Table 1 Subject baseline characteristics and their blood test results

From: The dementia and disability project in Thai elderly: rational, design, methodology and early results

Character (N=1973) mean(SD) or N(%)
Age (years) 69.51(6.71)
Weight (Kgms) 58.36(11.20)
TMSE 26.06(3.62)
Thai ADL scale scores 0.83(2.35)
Tinetti balance & gait assessment (N=868) 23.72(2.92)
Tinetti balance subscale assessment (N=868) 15.25(1.81)
Tinetti gait subscale assessment (N=868) 8.47(1.28)
Sum Thai GDS 9.35(6.65)
Serum B12 (pmol/L) (N=309) 448.85(229.43)
Serum folate (nmol/L) (N=309) 7.83(5.29)
Serum homocystein (μmol/L) (N=309) 14.42(5.13)
Serum total cholesterol (mg/dL) (N=318) 223.56(48.23)
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dL) (N=318) 113.41(47.36)
Serum triglyceride (mg/dL) (N=318) 157.09(96.76)
Hemoglobin (gm/dL) (N=319) 12.79(1.89)
Blood pressure (mmHg) 140.46(20)/81.64(10.47)
Timed get up and go (TUG) (seconds) 13.22(7.27)
Gender: male/female 689(34.9)/1284(65.1)
Religion: Buddhist/Islam/Christian/ Other (N=1962) 1907(97.2)/51(2.6)/2(0.1)/2(0.1)
Marital status: married/ single/ widowed or divorced (N=1960) 1009(51.5)/ 146(7.4)/ 805(41.1)
Levels of education: no formal years of education/ < 4 years/4 years/ >4-6 years/ >6-9 years/Diploma levels/ >=bachelor degree (N=1968) 224(11.4)/ 273(13.9)/ 934(47.5)/ 167(8.5)/152(7.7)/137(7)/ 81(4.1)
Previous occupation: Civil Servant/Business/ employee/ agriculturist/ Other (N=1967) 369(18.8)/ 480(24.4)/ 415(21.1)/ 220(11.2)/ 483(24.6)
Currently still working (N=1966) 1043(53.1)
Levels of income: very poor / not enough or poor/ sometimes insufficient/sufficient income/good income with some saving (N=1938) 60(3.1)/403(20.8)/490(25.3)/809(41.7)/176(9.1)
Living status : alone/ with family/ with non-family/ other (N=1964) 125(6.4)/ 1752(89.2)/ 27(1.4)/ 60(3.1)
  1. TMSE = Thai Mini Mental State Examination ADL = Activity of daily living.
  2. GDS = Geriatric depression scale.