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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population*

From: Effect of gait speed on gait rhythmicity in Parkinson's disease: variability of stride time and swing time respond differently

  PD Subjects (n = 36) Control Subjects (n = 30) P-value
Age (yrs) 61.2 ± 9.0 57.7 ± 7.0 0.078
Height (m) 1.68 ± 0.07 1.68 ± 0.09 0.914
Weight (kg) 73.75 ± 11.84 74.31 ± 12.52 0.855
TUG test (sec) 11.1 ± 1.9 9.7 ± 1.6 0.002
MMSE 27.9 ± 1.2 27.9 ± 1.9 0.919
Average gait speed (m/sec) 1.05 ± 0.14 1.21 ± 0.19 <0.001
Average Stride Length (m) 1.20 ± 0.14 1.33 ± 0.11 <0.001
Average Stride Time (sec) 1.15 ± 0.09 1.10 ± 0.10 0.222
Average Swing Time (%) 34.21 ± 2.85 35.37 ± 2.18 0.028
Stride Time Variability (%) 2.40 ± 0.61 1.87 ± 0.36 0.037
Swing Time Variability (%) 3.26 ± 1.35 2.63 ± 1.70 0.019
  1. TUG: Timed Up and Go Test; MMSE: Mini Mental State Examination; Gait measures are taken from walking on level ground with a walker. Similar group differences were observed without the walker and on the treadmill.