Table 2.

Comparison of participants in the incidence study, decedents, and refusals

Characteristics at CSHA-1Live participants (n = 5,495)Decendents (n = 1,629)Screened positive; refused clinical exam (n = 147)Nonparticipants (n = 740)
CSHA = Canadian Study of Health and Aging; 3MS = Modified Mini-Mental State Examination; ADL = activities of daily living.
Mean age, y74.279.578.774.9
Gender, % women61.353.961.967
Mean education, y10.
Mean 3MS score88.882.681.386.7
Mean number of chronic health problems3.714.644.043.72
Mean ADL score1.941.811.91.93