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Table 2 The correlation of TCM constitution categories with neurocognitive scores

From: The influence of TCM constitutions and neurocognitive function in elderly Macau individuals

Category of TCM constitution Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
β (95%CI) P β (95%CI) P β (95%CI) P
Qi-deficiency − 1.95 (− 5.17 ~ 1.27) 0.233 − 1.18 (− 4.26 ~ 1.89) 0.450 − 1.10(− 3.78 ~ 1.58) 0.421
Qi-depression − 4.54 (− 7.18 ~ − 1.90) 0.001 − 4.26 (− 6.77 ~ − 1.75)  < 0.001 − 2.66 (− 4.99 ~ − 0.33) 0.025
Dampness-heat − 4.90 (− 13.57 ~ 3.78) 0.268 − 2.79 (− 11.09 ~ 5.50) 0.508 − 2.37 (− 9.63 ~ 4.89) 0.520
Special constitution − 1.47 (− 6.24 ~ 3.30) 0.545 − 1.74 (− 6.28 ~ 2.80) 0.452 − 2.21 (− 6.21 ~ 1.78) 0.276
Phlegm-dampness − 1.69 (− 3.81 ~ 0.43) 0.118 − 1.08 (− 3.10 ~ 0.95) 0.296 − 0.67 (− 2.44 ~ 1.10) 0.458
Blood-stasis − 2.15 (− 5.88 ~ 1.59) 0.260 − 1.70 (− 5.29 ~ 1.88) 0.350 − 2.45(− 5.59 ~ 0.70) 0.127
Yin-deficiency − 3.13 (− 5.06 ~ − 1.20) 0.002 − 2.66 (− 4.51 ~ − 0.82) 0.005 − 2.10 (− 3.73 ~ − 0.47) 0.012
Yang-deficiency − 1.87 (− 4.30 ~ 0.57) 0.132 − 1.17 (− 3.51 ~ 1.17) 0.327 − 0.62 (− 2.66 ~ 1.42) 0.552
  1. Model 1 adjusted for nothing. Model 2 adjusted for gender and age. Model 3 adjusted for the variables in Model 2 and education, sleeping hours, exercise regularly, depression. The reference group was balanced constitution. The variance inflation (VIF) of each variable in Model 3 ranged from 1.04 to 1.73, and the mean VIF was 1.33