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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 35)

From: Functional mobility in walking adult population with ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay

Characteristic Total group
n = 35
No walking aid
n = 19
Walking aid
n = 16
p-value*
Age, (y)
Mean (SD) 32.2 (10.4) 26.5 (7.6) 38.9 (9.4) < 0.001
Range 16–65 16–42 25–65  
Sex, n (%)
Men 15 (42.9) 11 (73.3) 4 (26.7) 0.087
Women 20 (57.1) 8 (40.0) 12 (60.0)
Age groups, n (%)
16–29 14 (40.0) 13 (92.9) 1 (7.1)  
30–39 16 (45.7) 5 (11.0) 11 (68.8)
≥ 40 5 (14.3) 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0)  
Falls (period)
6 months
 Mean (SD) 8.8 (11.1) 11.1 (13.5) 6.3 (7.3) 0.219
 Range 0–50 0–50 0–26  
1 year
 Mean (SD) 17.6 (22.1) 21.6 (26.9) 13.0 (14.4) 0.262
 Range 0–100 0–100 0–52  
Disease severity
DSI-ARSACS (/38)
 Mean (SD) 13.5 (4.3) 10.8 16.7 < 0.001
 Range 4.5–22.0 4.5–16.0 11.0–22.0  
SARA (/40)
 Mean (SD) 13.4 (5.9) 9.2 (4.0) 18.5 (3.0) < 0.001
 Range 4.0–22.5 4.0–20.0 11.0–22.5  
  1. *Statistical difference between mobility stages
  2. Bold indicates p value < 0.05