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Table 1 Sociodemographic and disease-specific characterisation of patient and control group

From: Executive function is inversely correlated with physical function: the cognitive profile of adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

  Patient group Control group
N  31 19
Age (years)   
 Max 64.6 62.5
 u. quart 46.8 49.6
 Median 35.9 36.2
 l. quart 25.0 24.6
 min 19.1 21.5
Sex   
 Male 20 (64.5%) 10 (52.6%)
 Female 11 (35.5%) 9 (47.4%)
Education (years)   
 Max 26 23
 u. quart 18 18
 Median 16 16
 l. quart 14 13
 Min 9 10
SMA type   
 I 0 (0.0%)  
 II 16 (51.6%)  
 III 15 (48.4%)  
Motor function (HFMSE)   
 N 27  
 Max 66  
 u. quart 42  
 Median 4  
 l. quart 0  
 Min 0  
  1. HFMSE = Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale Expanded, a test for physical function with scores ranging from 0 (worst) to 66 (best); u. quart. = upper quartile; l. quart. = lower quartile; interqu. = interquartile range