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Table 1 Characteristics of participants with no dementia (n = 2057) and participants with Alzheimer disease (n = 52) at the time of HUNT2 (baseline)

From: The association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein and incident Alzheimer disease in patients 60 years and older: The HUNT study, Norway

HUNT 2 (1995-1997) No dementia Alzheimer disease P valuea
Total study population, n 2057 52  
Sex, Female, n (%) 1120 (54.4) 34 (65.4) .02
Age at HUNT 2 (1995-1997), mean (SD) 70.37 (6.87) 72.28 (5.18) .01
Time to debut, years, mean (SD) 0 8.01 (3.92)  
Education, n (%)    .40
Primary 1251 (60.8) 35 (67.3)  
Completed secondary 578 (28.1) 12 (23.0)  
Completed upper secondary 228 (11.1) 5 (9.6)  
High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP),(<3 mg/dl) mean (SD) 2.17 (2.03) 1.95 (1.90) .25
<70.6 n = 1135 n = 20  
hsCRP, mean (SD) 2.13 (2.05) 2.77 (1.93) .08
≥70.6 n = 922 n = 32  
hsCRP, mean (SD) 2.23 (2.01) 1.44 (1.71) .00
Creatinine (53-115 μmol/L), mean (SD) 90.91 (16.25) 87.73 (12.74) .16
Cholesterol (3.5-6.5 mmol/L), mean (SD) 6.54 (1.22) 6.63 (1.97) .60
Triglycerides (0.6-1.8 mmol/L), mean (SD) 1.90 (1.02) 2.03 (1.25) .38
Non-fasting blood glucose (4.0-5.9 mmol/L), mean (SD) 5.90 (1.86) 5.80 (1.22) .68
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) mean (SD) 27.12 (4.15) 26.87 (4.02) .67
Pulse (beats/min), mean (SD) 72.01 (13.21) 71.48 (12.73) .78
Systolic BP (mmHg), mean (SD) 151.81 (22.91) 157.40 (22.31) .08
Diastolic BP (mmHg), mean (SD) 85.03 (12.74) 85.85 (13.63) .65
Diabetes Mellitus, n (%) 133 (6.5) 2 (3.8) .45
Myocardial Infarction, n (%) 173 (8.4) 2 (3.8) .24
Angina Pectoris, n (%) 258 (12.5) 5 (9.6) .53
Stroke, n (%) 85 (4.1) 1 (1.9) .43
Daily Smoker, ever, n (%) 1191 (57.9) 27 (52.0) .16
Subjective health status    .27
Poor, n (%) 48 (2.3) 1 (1.9)  
Not so good, n (%) 757 (36.8) 18 (34.6)  
Good, n (%) 1129 (54.9) 33 (63.5)  
Very good, n (%) 123 (6.0)   
  1. aP-values are derived from t tests for continuous variables and x2 tests for the binary variables