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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Desire for predictive testing for Alzheimer’s disease and impact on advance care planning: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Total (N = 861)
Age (years), mean ± SD 74.2 ± 7.2
Female 506 (56.0%)
Race
 White 665 (83.0%)
 African American 113 (7.9%)
 Latino 63 (6.4%)
 Other 20 (2.8%)
Education less than high school 188 (18.8%)
Married or partnered 499 (59.5%)
Number of ADL difficulties
 0 difficulties 687 (82.0%)
 1 difficulty 86 (9.8%)
 2+ difficulties 88 (8.2%)
Number of ADL dependencies
 0 dependencies 777 (90.2%)
 1 dependency 42 (4.9%)
 2+ dependencies 42 (4.9%)
Number of comorbidities 2.4 ± 1.3
Poor self-rated health 256 (27.8%)
Poor self-rated memory 296 (33.4%)
High self-rated risk of Alzheimer’s disease 439 (50.6%)
Already completed an advance directive 119 (14.5%)
  1. Data presented as n (%) unless stated otherwise
  2. ADL activity of daily living