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Table 2 Comparison of demographic characteristics of HD patients and non-HD individuals from the NIH NeuroBioBank and the New York Brain Bank used in the study of proteins in the prefrontal cortex (BA8/9)

From: A soluble truncated tau species related to cognitive dysfunction and caspase-2 is elevated in the brain of Huntington’s disease patients

  non-HD HD p value
Sample size, N 14 13  
Age at death [yr]:    
 median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile) 71.5 (61.5, 79.5) 65.0 (60.0, 72.0) 0.12a
 range 57.0–89.0 50.0–77.0
Sex, female/male, No. (% female) 8/6 (47.1%) 9/4 (52.9%) 0.69b
Post-mortem interval [hr]:    
 median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile) 12.6 (11.2, 18.1) 12.0 (9.2, 17.2) 0.68a
 range 9.0–20.5 6.0–21.7
  1. aTwo-tailed, unpaired Mann-Whitney test
  2. bTwo-sided Fisher’s exact test