Journal of Aging Research / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Older Adults Making End of Life Decisions: An Application of Roy's Adaptation Model

Table 1

Demographic characteristics ( ).

Characteristic (Percent)

Age (range = 70–99, M = 80, SD = 6.84)938
Gender
 Male460(49.0)
 Female478(51.0)
Race
 White 828(88.3)
 Black93(9.9)
 Others17(1.8)
Education level
 Less than 12 years 413 (44)
 12 or more years497(53)
 Unknown28(3)
Marital status and living arrangement
 Married, living with spouse481(51.3)
 Widowed 357(38.0)
 Living alone295(31.4)
Household income
 Less than 20,000396(58.1)
 More than 20,000286(41.9)
Health insurance
 No insurance 4(0.4)
 Medicaid only 3(0.3)
 Medicare only 722(76.9)
 Private insurance or more than one209(22.2)