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Table 3 Rates of change in cognitive test scores in men vs. women

From: Sex and genetic differences in postoperative cognitive dysfunction: a longitudinal cohort analysis

  Non-surgical men (slope) Non-surgical women (slope) Surgical men (slope) Surgical women (slope) Surgical exposure main effect
(p value)
Sex effect—no surgical exposure
(p value)
Sex effect—surgical exposure (p value)
Global cognitive function tests MMSE − 0.02528 − 0.01907 − 0.03539 − 0.02704 < 0.001 0.13 0.33
CDR-SB 0.3568 0.2991 0.483 0.425 < 0.001 0.24 0.95
Memory-based tests Logical Memory Delayed Recall − 0.07798 − 0.08284 − 0.2623 − 0.2914 < 0.001 0.86 0.84
CERAD Delayed Word List −0.03858 − 0.0445 0.05887 − 0.05463 < 0.001 0.35 0.13
Attention-based tests Digit Symbol − 0.8686 − 0.948 − 1.244 − 1.271 < 0.001 0.31 0.65
SDMT − 1.312 − 0.8192 − 1.226 − 1.134 0.24 0.08 0.74
Executive function tests Trails Making Test B 5.1 3.419 10.81 9.089 0.12 0.36 0.86
Animal Category Fluency − 0.4655 − 0.3809 − 0.5711 − 0.5551 < 0.001 0.15 0.35
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