Table 1: Description of the community dwelling older Mexican American sample.

VariablesMexican American ( 𝑛 = 1 0 0 )

Age, mean ± SD70.1 ± 7.9

Gender, 𝑛 (%)
 Male 42 (42.0%)
 Female58 (58.0%)

Education, 𝑛 (%)
 Grade 10 or less37 (37.0%)
 10th Grade63 (63.0%)

Professional/nonprofessional occupation34 (34.0%)

Health, 𝑛 (%)*
 Good or excellent health62 (61.6%)
 Fair or poor health37 (38.4%)

GDS depressive symptoms
 Range 0 to 10 (mean, SD) 1.6 (1.95)

IADL disability, 𝑛 (%)24 (24.0%)

Marital status, 𝑛 (%)*
 Married62 (62.6%)
 Never married, widowed, and separated37 (37.4%)

Religiosity Scale, mean ± SD31.9 ± 4.3

English proficiency*72 (75.8%)
Non-English proficient

3rd generation American*32 (34.4%)
1st and 2nd generation

% agreement with physician assisted suicide* (30%)

SD: standard deviation; IADL: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; *: missing values.