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Table 1 Group characteristics

From: Gait in Huntington’s disease and the stride length-cadence relationship

  HD (n = 17) PD (n = 20) HOA (n = 21) p values between groups
Age, yrs 60.00 (10.5) 68.9 (8.8) 71.7 (4.0) <0.001
Male, n (%) 9 (53) 16 (80) 8 (38) -
Height, cm 170.8 (7.2) 171.5 (8.5) 166.6 (6.2) 0.083
Leg length, cm 87.3 (4.7) 89.4 (5.9) 85.6 (3.7) 0.060
BMI 26.9 (7.2) 26.3 (2.4) 24.9 (3.2) 0.362
MMSE 27.4 (2.2) 27.5 (1.9) 29.0 (1.4) 0.011
Disease duration, yrs 7.25 (4.3) 5.6 (5.5) - 0.430
Disease severity1 25.8 (10.63) 13.6 (6.24) - n/a
Disease stage2 2 (IQR 1,3) 2 (IQR 1,3) - n/a
  1. Note. Means and SD unless stated otherwise; HD Huntington’s disease, PD Parkinson’s disease, HOA healthy older adults; BMI body mass index, MMSE Mini Mental State Examination, IQR inter quartile range; Disease severity, 1Unified Huntington’s Disease Rating Scale total motor score for HD group and Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale total motor score part III for the PD group; Disease stage, 2Stage of disease based on Total Functional Capacity scores for HD group, Hoehn & Yahr for PD group; n/a, not applicable.