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Table 4 Comparison of demographic characteristics of HD patients and non-HD individuals from the NIH NeuroBioBank used in the study of proteins in caudate nucleus

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 12 11  
Age at death [yr]:
 median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile) 74.0 (68.0, 80.5) 65.0 (58.0, 73.0) 0.04a
 range 60.0–89.0 50.0–77.0
Sex, female/male, No. (% female) 7/5 (58.3%) 7/4 (63.6%) > 0.99b
Post-mortem interval [hr]:
 median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile) 13.8 (11.1, 18.6) 12.0 (9.2, 15.7) 0.44a
 range 9.0–20.5 8.6–21.7
  1. aTwo-tailed, unpaired Mann-Whitney test
  2. bTwo-sided Fisher’s exact test