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Table 2 Mean blood pressure levels in patients with normal and abnormal clock-drawing and language scoresa

From: Association between central blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and mild cognitive impairment

Index Clock-Drawing Language
Normal (mean ± SD)
n = 17
Abnormal (mean ± SD)
n = 32
Normal (mean ± SD)
n = 8
Abnormal (mean ± SD)
n = 41
Average brachial systolic blood pressure 142.7 ± 24.8 140.7 ± 18.8 146.2 ± 31.5 140.5 ± 18.5
Average brachial diastolic blood pressure 77.6 ± 13.5 79.3 ± 10.5 84.9 ± 15.7 77.5 ± 10.3
Average brachial pulse pressure 65.1 ± 17.4 61.5 ± 14.4 61.3 ± 18.9 63.0 ± 14.9
Average mean arterial pressure 97.0 ± 16.9 99.2 ± 12.5 103.4 ± 20.7 97.5 ± 12.5
Average central systolic blood pressure 126.2 ± 21.6 127.5 ± 17.3 128.7 ± 27.2 126.8 ± 17.0
Average central diastolic blood pressure 79.1 ± 13.4 80.3 ± 10.3 86.0 ± 15.7 78.7 ± 10.1
Average central pulse pressure 47.1 ± 14.8 47.2 ± 12.5 42.7 ± 14.7 48.0 ± 13.0
Average central augmentation pressure 10.1 ± 8.1 14.4 ± 7.1 7.8 ± 6.9† 13.9 ± 7.5†
Average central augmentation index 18.1 ± 14.1‡ 29.3 ± 9.8‡ 15.3 ± 12.8† 27.4 ± 11.7†
Average pulse pressure amplification 1.4 ± 0.2† 1.3 ± 0.1† 1.5 ± 0.1† 1.3 ± 0.1†
Pulse wave velocity 9.0 ± 2.0 9.3 ± 1.8 9.1 ± 1.5 9.1 ± 2.0
  1. aMann-Whitney U tests were conducted on the blood pressure indices in those with normal vs. abnormal clock-drawing scores, and normal vs. abnormal language scores. Significant results are noted below
  2. p < 0.05
  3. p < 0.01