Table 1: Clinical and sociodemographic characteristics ( ).

N (%) unless specified

Age in years: mean (SD)72.4 (9.2)
Female79 (41)
Ethnicity
 White or European American152 (79)
 Latino or Hispanic30 (16)
 Other*11 (6)
Highest level of education
 Did not finish grade school (grades 1–8)10 (5)
 Finished grade school but no high school diploma17 (9)
 High school diploma73 (38)
 Technical or trade school diploma21 (11)
 College diploma34 (18)
 Graduate school diploma28 (15)
 Cannot remember/Refused/Do not know/Other10 (5)
Marital status ( )
 Never married6 (3)
 Married145 (76)
 Divorced/Separated15 (8)
 Widowed24 (13)
Work status
 Employed35 (18)
 Retired143 (74)
 Other: unemployed (5), disabled (8), emeritus (1), housewife (1), temp work (1)15 (8)
Mean duration of PD diagnosis, years (SD)5.2 (2.3)
Modified Hoehn and Yahr Stage (OFF state)
 Stage 1: Unilateral disease10 (5)
 Stage 1.5: Unilateral plus axial involvement9 (5)
 Stage 2: Bilateral disease, without impairment of balance64 (34)
 Stage 2.5: Mild bilateral disease with recovery on pull test54 (28)
 Stage 3: Mild to moderate bilateral disease; some postural instability; physically independent34 (18)
 Stage 4: Severe disability; still able to walk or stand unassisted12 (6)
 Stage 5: Wheelchair bound or bedridden unless aided7 (4)
Medication status**
 Levodopa only67 (35)
 Levodopa and any other medication108 (56)
 Dopamine agonists without Levodopa17 (9)
How Parkinson’s disease affects you on a day-to-day basis?***
 No difficulties27 (16)
 Mild difficulties94 (55)
 Moderate difficulties39 (23)
 High levels or extreme difficulties10 (6)
During the past 6 months, how would you rate the severity of your Parkinson’s disease symptoms? ***
 No symptoms4 (2)
 Mild symptoms79 (47)
 Moderate symptoms79 (47)
 Severe symptoms8 (5)

*Other race includes African America, Native American, or Asian or Pacific Islander.
**One subject excluded because they were on MAO-B inhibitors alone.
***Subjects with self-rated reports within 30 days of motor UPDRS exam ( ).