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Table 2 Correlations between age, clinical, and spectroscopic data in patients with AD

From: Value of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in geriatric patients with cognitive impairment

  Age in years GDS MoCA
Hippo NAA Pearson correlation .184 −.019 .710
Significance .438 .937 .000
Hippo Cr. Pearson correlation −.351 −.319 .095
Significance .129 .170 .689
Hippo NAA/Cr Pearson correlation .359 .143 .599
Significance .120 .548 .005
Frontal NAA Pearson correlation .195 .060 .325
Significance .411 .802 .162
Frontal Cr. Pearson correlation −.031 .140 −.010
Significance .898 .556 .968
Frontal NAA/Cr Pearson correlation .204 .018 .317
Significance .388 .940 .173
  1. Hippo: Hippocampus, NAA: N-acetylaspartate, Cr.: Creatine, NAA/Cr: N-acetylaspartate /creatine ratio, GDS: The Geriatric Depression Scale, MoCA: Montreal Cognitive Assessment Arabic version
  2. Significance level is set at P < 0.05