Skip to main content

Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Is 1H-MR spectroscopy useful as a diagnostic aid in MSA-C?

  MSA-C
N = 20
SAOA
N = 20
Healthy controls
N = 20
Male 14 14 13
Age (mean years (SD)) 58.2 (6.6) 58.2 (7.2) 58.2 (6.5)
Mean severity of ataxia (SD) 2.8 (0.60) 1.38 (0.59) NA
Mean duration of symptoms (years (SD)) 2.80 (1.65) 8.2 (6.12) NA
  1. Group demographics
  2. Age and severity and duration of symptoms are in relation to the acquisition of MR imaging
  3. There was no significant difference between the age of MSA-C, SAOA and control subjects [ANOVA (p > 0.05)]
  4. The mean value of ataxia severity was significantly greater in MSA-C patients compared to SAOA [ANOVA and Tukey’s post hoc analysis (p < 0.001)]