Table 1.

Selected characteristics of the subjects included in this analysis

Full cohort (N = 3,497)Fair or better health (N = 3,218)
CharacteristicN (%)Sample weighted %N (%)Sample weighted %
Age
 65–681,045 (33)34956 (33)33
 69–71664 (21)20608 (21)21
 72–751,442 (46)461,335 (46)47
Sex
 Female2,094 (60581,907 (59)57
 Male1,403 (40)421,311 (41)43
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white1,800 (51)471,701 (53)48
 Non-Hispanic black1,073 (31)26974 (30)26
 Hispanic245 (7)14209 (6)13
 Other379 (11)12334 (10)12
Educational attainment
 Less than high school673 (19)32570 (18)30
 Completed high school949 (27)29870 (27)29
 Some college627 (18)15570 (18)15
 Completed college1,248 (36)241,208 (38)25
Household income
 Less than $20,0001,279 (37)401,097 (34)37
 $20,000–40,000842 (24)24790 (25)24
 $40,000–80,000745 (21)21711 (22)22
 More than $80,000631 (18)16620 (19)17
Health status
 Excellent645 (18)17645 (20)18
 Good1,523 (44)421,523 (47)46
 Fair1,050 (30)331,050 (33)36
 Poor279 (8)9– (–)
Activity measures
 Walked 5–7 days in the last week1,346 (38)421,154 (36)39
 Gardened in the last week710 (20)23686 (21)24
 Performed heavy housework in the last week1,872 (54)541,793 (56)57