Table 1

Percentages or means for each of the baseline sociodemographic and socioeconomic stroke risk factors overall and by stroke classification.

Variable

All Subjects

N = 5511

Non-Stroke Subjects

N = 4966

Stroke Sensitivity Cases

N = 545

Stroke Specificity Cases

N = 374


Sociodemographics

Age in years

69 – 74 (RG)

38%

39%

34%

37%

75 – 79

29%

29%

31%

28%

80 – 84

19%

19%

25%

25%

85 +

13%

13%

11%

10%

Sex (men)

38%

38%

35%

36%

Race

African American

10%

10%

13%

13%

Hispanic

4%

4%

5%

6%

White (RG)

85%

85%

82%

81%

Lives Alone

37%

36%

39%

37%

Marital Status

Widowed

41%

41%

47%

45%

Divorced/Separated

5%

5%

4%

4%

Never Married

3%

3%

5%

6%

Married (RG)

50%

51%

43%

46%

Religion Not Important

11%

11%

13%

13%

Socioeconomics

Education

Grade School

25%

25%

28%

25%

High School (RG)

48%

48%

49%

49%

College

27%

27%

23%

26%

Income

Quintile 1 (≤ $7500)

16%

15%

20%

19%

Quintile 2 ($7501 – $14,999)

30%

30%

30%

29%

Quintile 3 ($15,000 – $19,500)

13%

13%

13%

12%

Quintile 4 ($19,501 – $30,000)

19%

19%

18%

17%

Quintile 5 (> $30,000)

23%

23%

20%

23%

Total Wealth

$174,542

$176,062

$160,706

$186,779

# of Health Insurance Policies

0.86

0.87

0.83

0.84

Neighborhood Safety

Poor

3%

3%

3%

3%

Fair

9%

9%

11%

11%

Good to Excellent (RG)

87%

87%

86%

86%


Notes for Tables 1–3: Among 5,511 AHEAD self-respondents (at baseline) with linked Medicare claims who were not in managed care at their baseline interviews. All variables were binary coded (1 = yes, 0 = no) except total wealth (actual dollar value) and the number of health insurance policies (actual number). RG = Reference Group.

Wolinsky et al. BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-17

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