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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants at age 85

From: Impact of physical and mental health on life satisfaction in old age: a population based observational study

Characteristics N = 501
Demographics
 Female / male 317 (63.3%) / 184 (36.7%)
 Married / not married 176 (35.1%) / 325 (64.9%)
 State pension / state pension and extra income 71 (14.1%) / 430 (85.9%)
 Only primary school / further education 304 (60.7%) / 197 (39.3%)
 Institutionalised / living independently 55 (11.0%) / 446 (89.0%)
Physical health
 None or one disease / more than one disease 376 (75.0%) / 125 (25.0%)
 Grip strength in kilograms (median, IQR) 22 (18–29)
 Gait speed in seconds (median, IQR) 4.0 (3.1–5.8)
 Cognitive function score ≤ 26 / ≥ 27a 232 (46.3%) / 269 (53.7%)
 Functional status score ≤ 26 / ≥ 27a 238 (47.5%) / 263 (52.5%)
 Residual lifespan ≤ 5 / ≥ 6 yearsa 256 (51.1%) / 245 (48.9%)
Mental health
 Depressive symptoms score ≤ 4 / ≥ 5 78 (15.6%) / 423 (84.4%)
 Perceived loneliness score ≤ 2 / ≥ 3 128 (25.5%) / 373 (74.5%)
Life satisfaction
 Life satisfaction score (median, IQR) 8 (7–9)
 Life satisfaction score ≤ 5 59 (11.8%)
 Life satisfaction score 6 58 (11.6%)
 Life satisfaction score 7 105 (21%)
 Life satisfaction 8 143 (28.5%)
 Life satisfaction score 9 48 (9.6%)
 Life satisfaction score 10 88 (17.6%)
  1. Data are number of patients (%) or median (IQR) For detailed descriptions of the variables, see Methods
  2. aThe cut-off was based on the median