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Table 1 Prevalence rates of memory-related SCS (n = 8834)

From: Memory-related subjective cognitive symptoms in the adult population: prevalence and associated factors – results of the LIFE-Adult-Study

  Prevalencea df χ 2 p value
% 95%-CI
Memory-related SCS total 53.0 51.9–54.0    
 Men 53.4 51.9–54.9 1 0.577 0.448
 Women 52.6 51.1–54.0
 Age group 40–49 years 54.3 52.4–56.2 3 3.722 0.293
 Age group 50–59 years 51.7 49.7–53.7
 Age group 60–69 years 52.3 50.1–54.6
 Age group 70–79 years 53.3 51.1–55.4
 Without university degree 52.9 51.7–54.2 1 0.016 0.900
 With university degree 53.1 51.2–54.9
 Low SES 52.1 49.7–54.4 2 3.369 0.186
 Medium SES 53.7 52.4–55.1
 High SES 51.5 49.2–53.8
Memory-related SCS without concerns 26.0 25.1–27.0    
Memory-related SCS with some concerns 23.6 22.7–24.5    
Memory-related SCS with strong concerns 3.3 2.9–3.7    
  1. aFor calculation of the prevalence rates, weights were used which corrected for sample deviations in distribution from the adult population structure of the city of Leipzig in 2012 with regard to age and sex
  2. CI confidence interval, df degree of freedom, SES socio-economic status, SCS subjective cognitive symptoms