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Table 1 Participant Characteristics (N = 29)

From: Older adults’ perceptions and informational needs regarding frailty

Characteristic Data
Age, mean (SD), year 76.3 (7.8)
Female sex, No. (%) 21 (72.4%)
Race, No. (%)
 - White 21 (72.4%)
 - African American 7 (24.1%)
 - Other 1 (3.4%)
Frailty status at time of recruitment, No. (%)
 - Non-frail 9 (31.0%)
 - Pre-frail 8 (27.6%)
 - Frail 12 (41.4%)
Time since frailty assessment, mean (SD), year 1.5 (1.7)
Mini-mental state examination (MMSE) (possible range 0–30) 28.2 (1.4)
Time since MMSE, mean (SD), year 0.6 (0.8)
Self-reported health, No. (%)  
 - Excellent or very good 17 (58.6%)
 - Good 9 (31.0%)
 - Fair or poor 3 (10.3%)
Educational level, No. (%)
 - Completed high school 6 (20.7%)
 - < 4 year college 7 (24.1%)
 - College graduate or post-graduate degrees 16 (55.2%)
Health literacy [16] (possible range 3–15) 13.9 (1.6)
Numeracy [17] (possible range 3–18) 14.0 (3.5)
Trust in clinician [18] (possible range 1–5) 4.2 (0.8)