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Table 1 Subjects characteristics*

From: Shedding light on walking in the dark: the effects of reduced lighting on the gait of older adults with a higher-level gait disorder and controls

  Patients with HLGD (n = 22) Controls (n = 20)
Age (yrs) 80.7 ± 4.1 80.6 ± 6.3
Gender (% male) 73% 65%
Body-mass-index (kg/m2) 26.6 ± 4.9 25.1 ± 2.9
Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) 28.1 ± 1.3 29.4 ± 0.9
Geriatric Depression Scale 5.6 ± 4.7 3.8 ± 2.6
Charlson Comorbidity Score 0.0 ± 0.0 0.5 ± 0.7
  1. *Subject characteristics were not different in the two groups (p > 0.13), except that the MMSE and the Charlson score tended to be slightly different in the patients (p < 0.01). Values are mean ± SD or %, as indicated. HLGD: Higher-level gait disorder.