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Table 1 General characteristics of the participants

From: Circulating Heat Shock Protein 70 in Health, Aging and Disease

Parameter Geriatric patients Community-dwelling elderly Young adults
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
  N = 30 N = 60 N = 49 N = 51 N = 49 N = 51
Age (years) 83.4 ± 5.5* 83.3 ± 5.6* 74.7 ± 4.7 74.2 ± 4.5 23.4 ± 3.3 22.6 ± 2.5
Height (metres) 1.71 ± 0.08 1.59 ± 0.05 1.72 ± 0.05 1.60 ± 0.06 1.81 ± 0.08 1.69 ± 0.05
Weight (kg) 73.5 ± 11.7 62.2 ± 10.84$ 78.7 ± 9.9 70.0 ± 12.1 76.7 ± 13.3 61.5 ± 7.7
BMI (kg/m2) 25.1 ± 3.8 24.6 ± 4.1* 26.7 ± 3.2 27.2 ± 4.3 23.4 ± 3.8 21.7 ± 2.4
Medication (number) 9.4 ± 4.7* 8.2 ± 3.8* 2.6 ± 1.8 2.6 ± 1.8 0.3 ± 0.8 0.9 ± 0.9
Comorbidity (number) 7.0 ± 2.8* 6.4 ± 2.9* 1.4 ± 1.0 1.4 ± 1.1 0.1 ± 0.4 0.0 ± 0.1
bADL (score on 24) 12.1 ± 4.2* 13.2 ± 5.4* 6.0 ± 0.0 6.0 ± 0.0 6.0 ± 0.0 6.0 ± 0.0
MMSE (score on 30) 23.1 ± 5.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
  1. Values expressed as mean ± standard deviation, BMI = body mass index; bADL = basic activities of daily life; MMSE = mini-mental state examination; n/a = not available, significantly different *from community-dwelling elderly and young adults, from young adults, $from community-dwelling elderly (all One-way ANOVA with Bonferroni post-hoc test p < 0.05).