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Table 3 Pooled annual cohorts: baseline demographics, 2001-2005 1

From: Using U.S. Medicare records to evaluate the indirect health effects on spouses: a case study in Alzheimer’s disease patients

  AD spouses (N = 6,291) Matched controls (N = 16,322)2
Gender   
Male 49.3% 49.3%
Female 50.7% 50.7%
Race/ethnicity   
White 90.0% 90.0%
Black 5.5% 5.5%
Hispanic 3.0% 3.0%
Other race/ethnicity 1.5% 1.5%
Ages   
Age 60-64 0.1% 0.1%
Age 65-69 5.3% 5.3%
Age 70-74 14.7% 14.7%
Age 75-79 25.8% 25.8%
Age 80-84 29.4% 29.4%
Age 85+ 24.8% 24.8%
  1. 1The AD spouse and control cohorts were matched on the basis of gender, age category, race/ethnicity, and urban status. Represented here is the entire pooled study population – incident, pre-existing and unknown AD cases with their spouses and the control population with their marital partners.
  2. 2The total population from 2001 to 2005. When creating the cross-sectional annual cohort profiles, AD spouses were rematched each year to new controls.