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Table 5 Correlations between age, clinical, and spectroscopic data in normal controls

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

  Age in years GDS MoCA
Hippo NAA Pearson correlation −.251 .033 −.102
Significance .366 .907 .717
Hippo Cr. Pearson correlation −.233 .068 .105
Significance .404 .810 .711
Hippo NAA/Cr Pearson correlation −.105 −.009 −.148
Significance .709 .975 .599
Frontal NAA Pearson correlation .123 −.293 .084
Significance .662 .289 .767
Frontal Cr. Pearson correlation .375 −.105 .297
Significance .168 .710 .282
Frontal NAA/Cr Pearson correlation −.115 −.138 −.094
Significance .684 .623 .738
  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