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Table 1 Descriptive summaries of allostatic load scores (means) in different groups

From: Trajectories of allostatic load among older Americans and Britons: longitudinal cohort studies

  HRS ELSA
N All
N = 15,583
Male
N = 6787
Female
N = 8796
N All
N = 14,765
Male
N = 6721
Female
N = 8044
All   0.006 0.027 − 0.009   1.926 1.92 1.932
Age group
 50- 3752 − 0.044 0.006 − 0.084 4109 1.554 1.592 1.523
 60- 4532 −0.002 0.025 −0.023 5843 1.834 1.850 1.821
 70- 4735 0.028 0.035 0.023 3648 2.255 2.210 2.291
 80- 2564 0.056 0.047 0.064 1165 2.676 2.553 2.771
Married/cohabit
 Not married 4753 0.047 0.067 0.04 4555 2.116 2.07 2.139
 Married 10,830 −0.011 0.017 −0.041 10,210 1.842 1.876 1.807
Wealth tertiles
 Poorest 4891 0.069 0.098 0.049 4135 2.251 2.198 2.289
 Middle 5303 0.001 0.024 −0.016 5089 1.97 1.968 1.971
 Wealthiest 5389 −0.045 −0.025 − 0.062 5541 1.645 1.696 1.598
Education
  < High school 2569 0.077 0.087 0.069 4561 2.252 2.249 2.254
 High school 5080 0.029 0.059 0.011 5692 1.884 1.922 1.855
 Some college 7934 −0.031 − 0.007 − 0.051 4512 1.651 1.692 1.6
Num. comorbidities
 0 4160 − 0.121 − 0.086 −0.143 6401 1.304 1.306 1.302
 1 5270 −0.000 0.011 −0.009 5667 2.247 2.238 2.254
 2 3671 0.065 0.074 0.057 2016 3.044 2.634 2.585
 3+ 2482 0.148 0.136 0.161 681 3.193 3.202 3.187
Current smoker
 No 13,611 0.006 0.024 −0.007 12,979 1.902 1.889 1.912
 Yes 1972 0.009 0.049 −0.022 1786 2.107 2.147 2.074
Drinking
 Less 14,001 0.008 0.031 −0.008 9098 2.057 2.054 2.059
 Daily 1582 −0.007 0.001 −0.021 5667 1.716 1.763 1.66
Vigorous physical activity
 No 9994 0.042 0.07 0.024 12,026 2.027 2.037 2.02
 Yes 5589 −0.057 − 0.03 − 0.086 2739 1.483 1.51 1.451