Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the sample

Descriptive characteristicsNo (n=323)
Age (years)
    0–50 31 (9.6%)
    51–60 47 (14.6%)
    61–70 94 (29.1%)
    71–80117 (36.2%)
    >80 34 (10.5%)
Sex
    Female205 (63.5%)
    Male118 (36.5%)
Race
    White311 (96.3%)
    Asian 12 (3.7%)
Years of formal education
    Less than 12 years (less than high school) 58 (18.0%)
    12 years (high school)128 (39.8%)
    More than 12 years (some post secondary)136 (42.2%)
Employment status
    Retired164 (50.8%)
    Employed128 (39.6%)
    Other 31 (9.6%)
Number of comorbid diseases
    0 31 (9.6%)
    1 48 (14.9%)
    2 60 (18.6%)
    3 57 (17.6%)
    4 35 (10.8%)
    5 41 (12.7%)
    6 or more 51 (15.8%)