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Table 3 Differences in ENCS and MMSE scores according to sociodemographic characteristics and diagnostic categories

From: The Elderly Nursing Core Set and the cognition of Portuguese older adults: a cross-sectional study

   MMSE Functional profile
Variables n Mean t Mean t
Sex:    2.63**   -3.15**
 Female 425 16.40 2.43
 Male 188 18.61 2.14
Spouse    2.30*   -1.23
 Yes 109 18.85 2.22
 No 504 16.70 2.37
Attended school    -7.25***   4.40***
 Yes 369 19.28 2.17
 No 244 13.75 2.60
Level of care    6.40***   - 10.59***
 Residential home 507 16.20 2.48
 Day center 106 21.27 1.67
Multimorbidity      
 Yes 390 16.74 1.52 2.47 - 4.13***
 No 182 17.99 2.08
  1. ***p<0.001
  2. **p<0.01
  3. *p<0.05