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Table 6 Baseline characteristics of DAT-eligible and DAT-ineligible patients with APD

From: Characterizing advanced Parkinson’s disease: OBSERVE-PD observational study results of 2615 patients

Characteristics DAT-eligible, n = 882a  
Ongoing DAT
n = 384
Planned DAT
n = 164
Not planned
n = 332
DAT-ineligible
n = 460
Demographics
 Age, years, mean (SD) 65.1 (8.7)
n = 383
64.3 (9.0)
n = 163
67.8 (9.6)
n = 330
70.6 (9.1)
 Sex, male, n (%) 239 (62) 103 (63) 200 (60) 274 (60)
 Caregiver support, n (%) 278 (73)
n = 380
109 (67)
n = 162
242 (74)
n = 328
286 (63)
Medical history
 PD duration, years, mean (SD) 14.2 (5.6)
n = 372
10.1 (4.7)
n = 160
11.1 (5.0
n = 322
8.6 (5.5)
n = 449
 Motor fluctuations, n (%) 353 (92) 154 (94) 320 (96) 338 (74)
 Motor fluctuation duration years, mean (SD) 7.2 (4.3)
n = 351
4.2 (2.8)
n = 152
4.4 (3.5)
n = 312
3.3 (2.9)
n = 334
 Comorbidity, n (%) 327 (85) 135 (82) 301 (91) 431 (94)
 Time since referral to center, years, mean (SD) 5.2 (5.5)
n = 305
2.7 (3.7)
n = 119
4.7 (4.8)
n = 231
4.0 (4.6)
n = 340
  1. atwo patients had missing data
  2. APD advanced Parkinson’s disease, DAT device-aided treatment, PD Parkinson’s disease, SD standard deviation