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Table 2 Neuropsychiatric symptoms in enrolled dementia and NDPD patients

From: Agitation and apathy increase risk of dementia in psychiatric inpatients with late-onset psychiatric symptoms

NPI Dementia patients (n = 53) NDPD patients (n = 74) x2 p value
Aberrant motor behavior 36 (67.92) 32 (43.24) 7.56 0.006
Agitation 30 (56.60) 21 (28.38) 10.24 0.001
Anxiety 13 (24.53) 20 (27.03) 0.10 0.752
Apathy 30 (56.60) 13 (17.57) 21.01 <0.001
Appetite 13 (24.53) 30 (40.54) 3.54 0.060
Depression 13 (24.53) 23 (31.08) 0.65 0.419
Delusion 27 (50.94) 36 (48.65) 0.07 0.799
Disinhibition 20 (37.74) 21 (28.38) 1.24 0.266
Elation 5 (9.43) 6 (8.11) 0.07 0.793
Hallucination 18 (33.96) 11 (14.86) 6.39 0.011
Irritability 40 (75.47) 41 (55.41) 5.38 0.020
Nighttime behavior 37 (69.81) 56 (75.68) 0.54 0.462
NPI score 10.34 ± 4.84 8.58 ± 3.40 4.84 0.026
  1. Data were expressed as n (%)