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Table 3 Association of memory-related SCS with cognitive performancea (n = 8834)

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

  Total sample Memory-related SCS total Memory-related SCS subtypes
Yes No Without concerns With some concerns With strong concerns No memory-related SCS
Verbal Fluency Test Animalsb
 No. of animals 23.7 (6.5) 23.7 (6.4) 23.7 (6.5) 23.8 (6.4) 23.5 (6.5) 24.0 (6.5) 23.7 (6.5)
t; F   −0.064 0.997
p value   0.949 0.393
Trail Making Test Ac
 Sec, mean (SD) 37.3 (15.3) 37.1 (15.4) 37.5 (15.5) 36.9 (14.9) 37.5 (16.1) 36.5 (14.2) 37.5 (15.5)
t; F   1.012 1.085
p value   0.312 0.354
Trail Making Test Bc
 Sec, mean (SD) 90.2 (47.3) 90.0 (47.6) 91.0 (47.7) 88.5 (45.4) 91.5 (49.6) 91.1 (49.7) 91.0 (47.7)
t; F   0.914 1.675
p value   0.361 0.170
Trail Making Test B/Ac
 Ratio score 2.5 (1.0) 2.5 (1.0) 2.5 (1.0) 2.5 (0.9) 2.5 (1.0) 2.5 (1.0) 2.5 (1.0)
t; F   0.348 0.624
p value   0.805 0.599
Word List Learningd
 No. of words 21.8 (3.8) 21.9 (3.8) 21.7 (3.8) 22.0 (3.8) 21.8 (3.9) 22.0 (3.5) 21.7 (3.8)
t; F   −1.220 0.702
p value   0.223 0.551
Word List Recalld
 No. of words 7.7 (1.8) 7.7 (1.9) 7.7 (1.7) 7.7 (1.8) 7.7 (1.9) 7.3 (2.0) 7.7 (1.7)
t; F   0.742 1.584
p value   0.458 0.191
Word List Recognitiond
 No. of words 19.7 (0.8) 19.6 (0.8) 19.7 (0.8) 19.6 (0.9) 19.7 (0.7) 19.5 (1.3) 19.7 (0.8)
t; F   0.913 0.845
p value   0.361 0.469
  1. aWeighting factors were used which corrected for sample deviations from the adult population structure of the city of Leipzig in 2012 with regard to age and sex
  2. bmissing data for n = 31 (0.3%) of the 8834 participants
  3. cmissing data for n = 240 (2.7%) of the n = 8834 participants
  4. dThe CERAD-NAB memory tests Word List Learning, Recall and Recognition were conducted in a subsample of n = 2756 (31.2%) participants
  5. No. number, Sec. seconds, SCS subjective cognitive symptoms