Table 2

Correlations between clinical variables, plasma cortisol, and cognition

CortisolMRLNSVFTDSTlnTMTFACESLMg
Demographic variables
    Age0.066*−0.171−0.151−0.074*−0.2020.185−0.136−0.100−0.225
    Female sex0.003−0.137−0.035−0.0090.181−0.0530.1910.1110.059
    Current smoking−0.021−0.0230.081*0.054−0.0350.015−0.0340.0260.014
    Alcohol intake (drinks/week)0.0370.1720.1450.1450.038−0.0280.0290.0520.134
Anxiety and depressive symptoms
    HADS anxiety0.010−0.146−0.137−0.131−0.083*0.121−0.018−0.056−0.147
    HADS depression0.044−0.154−0.131−0.119−0.1870.179−0.066*−0.107−0.208
Diabetes and metabolic variables
    Duration of diabetes (years)0.036−0.008−0.071*−0.069*−0.1400.112−0.109−0.033−0.111
    Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.047−0.019−0.041−0.040−0.0110.0490.026−0.009−0.039
    Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)0.0050.073*0.0370.0160.0270.0010.032−0.0430.032
    Total cholesterol (mmol/l)0.1520.0180.0470.0220.056−0.0190.048−0.0120.051
    A1C (%)0.0340.005−0.033−0.066*−0.0380.005−0.021−0.012−0.029
    BMI−0.088−0.0530.007−0.054−0.0280.0010.0160.0290.034
    Myocardial infarction−0.009−0.060−0.039−0.026−0.1460.086*−0.111−0.030−0.118
    Angina0.027−0.096−0.066*−0.014−0.1570.099−0.081*−0.060−0.141
    ABI−0.048−0.0640.0210.0100.075*−0.0260.00.022−0.049
    Cerebrovascular disease0.011−0.060−0.082*−0.062−0.1350.110*−0.066*−0.067*−0.142