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Table 4 Difference in function and physical activity between patients with a low ABI and patients with a normal ABI

From: To screen or not to screen for peripheral arterial disease in subjects aged 80 and over in primary health care: a cross-sectional analysis from the BELFRAIL study

  ABI < 0.9
(n= 70)
ABI ≥ 0.9
(n= 105)
P*
Institutionalised (n, %) 6 (8.6) 4 (3.8) 0.19$
MMSE (median, IQR) 28 (26-29) 28 (25-29) 0.29
ADL (median, IQR) 25 (22-27) 24 (19-27) 0.073
GDS-15 (median, IQR) 2 (1-4) 2 (1-4) 0.41
Tinetti (median, IQR) 27 (26-28) 27 (24-28) 0.29
Performance tests    
   Performance test 1 (median, IQR) 13.4 (9.4-18.9) 13.0 (9.9-16.3) 0.41
   Performance test 2 (median, IQR) 14.5 (10.9-19.0) 14.2 (11.1-17.9) 0.90
   Performance test 3 (median, IQR) 14.4 (11.2-17.7) 13.6 (10.5-17.8) 0.80
LAPAQ (median, IQR) 70 (28-99) 88 (48-108) 0.023
  1. *Mann-Whitney U test; $, independent Student's t-test.
  2. ABI: ankle-brachial index; MMSE: Mini-Mental State Examination; IQR: inter-quartile range; ADL: Activities of Daily Living; GDS: Geriatric Depression Scale; LAPAQ: LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire.