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Table 2 Correlation between episodic and semantic memory and potential influencing factors by gender

From: Glucose but not insulin or insulin resistance is associated with memory performance in middle-aged non-diabetic women: a cross sectional study

  Age fPG 2hPG fPI HOMAIR BMI Education Smoking CVD HT Cholesterol Exercise
Women             
Episodic −0.34‡ −0.28‡ −0.24† −0.19* −0.20* −0.11 0.38‡ 0.06 −0.18* −0.22† −0.24† 0.18*
Semantic −0.21† −0.09 −0.19* −0.08 −0.08 −0.12 0.55‡ 0.05 −0.22† −0.21† −0.19* 0.16*
Men             
Episodic −0.08 0.08 −0.02 −0.14 −0.13 −0.22† 0.44‡ −0.06 −0.01 −0.12 −0.22* 0.17
Semantic −0.16* 0.14 −0.001 −0.13 −0.12 −0.29‡ 0.59‡ −0.08 −0.07 −0.01 −0.04 0.06
  1. *p <0.05, † p <0.01, ‡ p <0.001.
  2. Episodic and semantic memory, age, fasting plasma glucose (fPG), glucose after 2 hours glucose load (2hPG), fasting plasma insulin (fPI), insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), BMI, years in formal education, smoking, cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension (HT), cholesterol, and physical activity (exercise).