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Table 1 Associations between blood traits and cognitive function tests as revealed by linear modelling

From: Red blood cell indices and anaemia as causative factors for cognitive function deficits and for Alzheimer’s disease

  Numeric beta Numeric p Reaction beta Reaction p Prospective beta Prospective p Reasoning beta Reasoning p Visual beta Visual p
Red
 RBC − 0.085 0.019 − 0.012 8.86 × 10 −14 0.011 0.642 − 0.089 2.39 × 10−5 − 0.013 0.063
 HGB 0.026 0.056 − 0.009 6.67 × 10 −46 0.076 1.44 × 10 −18 0.040 2.26 × 10 −7 0.0004 0.884
 HCT 0.002 0.701 − 0.002 8.78 × 10 −31 0.020 6.97 × 10 −12 0.005 0.045 0.0001 0.884
 MCV 0.015 7.12 × 10 −7 − 0.001 4.08 × 10−4 0.017 2.29 × 10 −17 0.017 1.64 × 10 −22 0.002 3.15 × 10−4
 MCH 0.036 1.53 × 10 −7 − 0.002 8.45 × 10 −8 0.042 1.44 × 10 −18 0.044 1.92 × 10 −28 0.004 0.001
 MCHC 0.033 0.004 − 0.003 7.94 × 10 −8 0.041 1.15 × 10−5 0.048 7.33 × 10 −12 0.001 0.787
 RDW − 0.055 1.27 × 10−4 0.009 1.23 × 10 −38 − 0.070 1.71 × 10 −14 − 0.053 3.06 × 10 − 10 − 0.008 0.003
Immature red
 RET% − 0.016 0.442 0.001 0.227 − 0.021 0.100 − 0.018 0.104 − 0.001 0.812
 RET − 1.346 0.025 − 0.001 0.984 − 1.341 0.001 − 1.301 9.40 × 10−5 − 0.067 0.375
 MRV − 0.002 0.432 0.001 6.34 × 10 −21 − 0.003 0.009 − 0.005 7.18 × 10 −6 0.001 0.022
 MSCV 0.002 0.512 0.001 2.58 × 10 −7 0.001 0.642 − 0.001 0.413 0.002 4.24 × 10−4
 IRF − 0.857 1.41 × 10−4 0.066 3.70 × 10 −10 − 0.784 4.05 × 10 −7 − 0.544 5.97 × 10−5 − 0.077 0.083
 NRBC − 0.186 0.799 0.072 2.67 × 10−4 − 0.404 0.227 − 0.385 0.241 0.026 0.879
 NRBC% − 0.003 0.945 0.005 0.004 − 0.021 0.326 − 0.020 0.352 − 0.001 0.884
White
 WBC − 0.032 4.47 × 10 −7 0.003 2.16 × 10 −24 − 0.010 0.020 − 0.020 2.06 × 10 −8 − 0.003 0.013
 PLT − 0.0004 0.071 0.00004 1.53 × 10−4 0.000 0.020 0.000 0.825 0.000 0.273
 PCT − 0.802 0.008 0.053 6.28 × 10−5 − 0.668 0.001 − 0.187 0.344 − 0.142 0.010
 MPV − 0.016 0.214 − 0.00001 0.984 − 0.012 0.163 − 0.015 0.045 − 0.004 0.083
 PDW 0.007 0.862 − 0.002 0.054 0.035 0.054 0.056 0.000 − 0.011 0.022
 LYMPH − 0.001 0.945 0.002 8.65 × 10−5 − 0.011 0.109 − 0.018 0.002 − 0.003 0.155
 MONO − 0.087 0.118 0.013 5.28 × 10 −6 − 0.041 0.241 0.027 0.420 − 0.011 0.390
 NEUT − 0.061 3.15 × 10 −11 0.005 1.77 × 10 −26 − 0.009 0.155 − 0.031 1.90 × 10 −8 − 0.004 0.036
 EO − 0.318 0.001 0.021 3.18 × 10 −6 − 0.175 0.010 − 0.005 0.927 − 0.024 0.233
 BASO − 0.010 0.973 0.046 3.61 × 10−4 − 0.498 0.014 − 0.025 0.910 − 0.007 0.884
 LYMPH% 0.005 0.009 − 0.0002 0.004246 − 0.004 0.002 − 0.003 0.003 − 0.0004 0.232
 MONO% 0.012 0.011 − 0.001 0.012 0.003 0.326 0.013 1.44 × 10 −7 0.0001 0.884
 NEUT% − 0.005 0.003 0.0002 0.003 0.003 0.005 0.0002 0.910 0.0003 0.294
 EO% − 0.005 0.593 0.0003 0.316 − 0.009 0.085 0.011 0.013 − 0.0004 0.884
 BASO% 0.037 0.186 0.002 0.126 − 0.030 0.056 0.022 0.140 0.002 0.787
  1. Highly significant results are marked with italic fonts (p < 10−5). See Abbreviations section for acronyms