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Table 2 Description of olfactory identification scores in community-dwelling elderly by gender and age groups

From: Association between olfactory identification and cognitive function in community-dwelling elderly: the Shanghai aging study

  Male Female
Age group, years 60–69 70–79 ≥80 P value 60–69 70–79 ≥80 P value P value (male vs. female)
No. of participants, n (%) 428(50.6) 307(36.3) 83(9.8)   522(49.7) 353 (33.6) 89(8.5)   
Scores, Mean (SD) 8.4(1.9) 7.5(2.1) 7.0(2.3) <0.0001 8.5(1.8) 7.6(2.0) 6.9(2.4) <0.0001 0.254
Median (Min, Max) 8(0,12) 8(3,12) 8(0,12)   9(0,12) 8(0,12) 7(0,11)   
Percentile (%)
 10 6 5 4   6 5 4   
 20 7 6 5   7 6 5   
 30 8 7 6   8 7 6   
 40 8 7 7   8 7 7   
 50 9 8 7   9 8 7   
 60 9 8 8   9 8 8   
 70 9 9 8   10 9 8   
 80 10 9 9   10 9 9   
 90 11 10 9   11 10 10   
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation; P value is for the comparison of scores of olfactory identification with increasing age