Table 4.

Midlife cardiovascular characteristics among demented, MCI, and control subjects

Characteristic% Demented subjects, n =57% Subjects with MCI, n = 82% Control subjects, n = 1270p ValueTest for linear trend
χ2 Test was used.
* Low indicates systolic blood pressure <160 mmHg and cholesterol <6.5 mmol/L; single risk factor, systolic blood pressure ≥160 mmHg or cholesterol ≥6.5 mmol/L; combined, systolic blood pressure ≥160 mmHg and cholesterol ≥6.5 mmol/L.
p Value for between-group difference.
MCI = mild cognitive impairment.
Cholesterol ≥6.5 mmol/L (high)73.768.352.4<0.001<0.001
Systolic blood pressure
<140 mmHg (normal)22.843.944.90.003<0.001
140–159 mmHg (borderline)43.929.336.2
≥160 mmHg (high)33.326.818.9
Risk groups*
Low22.822.040.3<0.001<0.001
Single risk factor47.461.048.0
Combined risk29.817.111.7