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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of AD subjects and cognitively normal control (NC) subjects

From: Disturbed microbial ecology in Alzheimer’s disease: evidence from the gut microbiota and fecal metabolome

Baseline characteristic AD NC P valuea
Participants, n 21 44  
Age, years (IQR) 76.2 (9.9) 78.4 (6.6) 0.262
Female, n (%) 8 (38.1) 24 (54.6) 0.215
Education, years (IQR) 12 (3) 12 (7) 0.889
MMSE scores, mean (IQR) 18 (8) 29 (2) < 0.001
APOE ε4, n (%) 10 (50.0)b 5 (11.9)c < 0.001
BMI, mean (IQR) 22.8 (3) 23.1 (5) 0.388
  1. Values are shown as median (interquartile range, IQR) or number (percent)
  2. BMI Body mass index, AD Alzheimer’s disease, NC cognitively normal control
  3. a Mann-Whitney U test or x2 test
  4. b Missing data of APOE genotype (n = 1)
  5. c Missing data of APOE genotype (n = 2)