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Table 3 Correlations between age, clinical, and spectroscopic data in patients with cognitive impairment associated with depression

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

  Age in years GDS MoCA
Hippo NAA Pearson correlation −.051 −.598 −.219
Significance .817 .003 .315
Hippo Cr. Pearson correlation .352 −.187 .246
Significance .100 .392 .258
Hippo NAA/Cr Pearson correlation −.292 −.450 −.393
Significance .176 .031 .063
Frontal NAA Pearson correlation −.123 −.864 −.241
Significance .575 .000 .268
Frontal Cr. Pearson correlation .221 −.155 .079
Significance .312 .480 .718
Frontal NAA/Cr Pearson correlation −.223 −.816 −.289
Significance .306 .000 .181
  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