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Table 1 Study population demographics according to dementia status (n=4108)a

From: The impact of dementia on drug costs in older people: results from the SNAC study

  Non-dementia Dementia p-value
n= 3,783 n=319
Gender, n (%)    
 Men 1,462 (38.6) 63 (19.7) <0.001
 Women 2,321 (61.4) 256 (80.3) < 0.001
Age groups, n (%)    
 60-69 1,555 (41.1) 4 (1.3) < 0.001
 70-79 1,085 (28.7) 40 (12.5) < 0.001
 80-89 763 (20.2) 106 (33.2) < 0.001
 ≥90 380 (10.0) 169 (53.0) < 0.001
Residential setting, n (%)    
 Community-dwelling 3,699 (97.8) 124 (38.9) < 0.001
 Institution 84 (2.2) 195 (61.1) < 0.001
Educationb, n (%)    
 Elementary 941 (25.1) 156 (50.8) < 0.001
 Additional 2,823 (74.9) 153 (49.2) < 0.001
Mean number of drugs 3.48 5.42 < 0.001
  1. a Missing data on dementia status on 5 persons, 1 person mentally retarded and excluded
  2. b Missing data on 29 persons