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Table 4 Correlations between age, clinical, and spectroscopic data in patients with mild cognitive impairment

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

  Age in years GDS MoCA
Hippo NAA Pearson correlation .265 .226 .568
Significance .341 .418 .027
Hippo Cr. Pearson correlation .307 .369 .411
Significance .266 .176 .128
Hippo NAA/Cr Pearson correlation .241 .151 .576
Significance .387 .592 .024
Frontal NAA Pearson correlation .164 .269 .235
Significance .560 .331 .399
Frontal Cr. Pearson correlation −.273 .175 .499
Significance .325 .532 .058
Frontal NAA/Cr Pearson correlation .262 .220 .112
Significance .346 .430 .690
  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