Table 1: Sample description at the 2000 wave (baseline).

VariableMeanSD

Age85.633.82
Education11.033.42

CVB1.030.82
CESD2.071.98
TICS18.135.86
BMI24.404.86
Self-rated health change3.360.83

Ethnic distributionPercentage
 White79.7%
 Black14.2%
 Hispanic5.2%
 Other1.1%
 % high CVB42.2%

Note. CVB: number of symptoms comprising cerebrovascular burden (heart disease, diabetes, hypertension scored 0–3). CESD: Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, TICS: Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status, BMI: Body Mass Index.