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Table 3 Scores of neurocognitive dimensions in different categories of TCM constitution

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

Category of TCM constitution Visual–spatial ability Naming Attention Language Abstract reasoning Memory Orientation to time and place
Balance 2.50 ± 1.55* 2.27 ± 0.86* 4.59 ± 1.47 2.64 ± 0.65 0.85 ± 0.80 1.77 ± 1.85 5.28 ± 1.37
Qi-deficiency 2.18 ± 1.78 2.24 ± 0.83 4.00 ± 1.94 2.47 ± 0.72 0.76 ± 0.75 1.12 ± 1.32 5.18 ± 1.55
Qi-depression 1.29 ± 1.46 1.50 ± 1.17 3.57 ± 1.83 2.39 ± 0.57 0.61 ± 0.79 1.21 ± 1.62 4.79 ± 1.71
Dampness-heat 1.50 ± 2.12 2.50 ± 0.71 3.00 ± 2.83 2.50 ± 0.71 0 ± 0 1.50 ± 2.12 4.00 ± 2.83
Special constitution 2.29 ± 1.80 2.29 ± 0.76 4.14 ± 2.34 2.43 ± 0.79 0.86 ± 0.9 1.43 ± 1.40 5.00 ± 1.00
Phlegm-dampness 2.11 ± 1.25 2.21 ± 0.84 3.89 ± 1.91 2.47 ± 0.85 0.70 ± 0.80 1.60 ± 1.75 5.23 ± 1.28
Blood-stasis 2.42 ± 1.73 2.00 ± 0.60 4.33 ± 1.87 2.33 ± 0.98 0.33 ± 0.78 1.33 ± 1.61 5.00 ± 1.04
Yin-deficiency 1.79 ± 1.63 1.93 ± 0.90 3.90 ± 1.63 2.41 ± 0.80 0.73 ± 0.73 1.16 ± 1.65 4.84 ± 1.45
Yang-deficiency 1.89 ± 1.51 1.94 ± 1.08 3.94 ± 1.66 2.69 ± 0.53 0.71 ± 0.83 1.69 ± 1.79 5.17 ± 1.50
  1. * P < 0.05