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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 116)

From: Older adults' beliefs about physician-estimated life expectancy: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristic N (%)
Age: 70–84 80(69)
Age: > 85, maximum age: 96 36(31)
Female 78(67)
Married or living with partner 62(53)
Education: College graduate or higher 96(83)
Independent in IADLs* 110(95)
Health reported as excellent to very good 65(56)
Takes more than 4 prescriptions medicines per day 104(90)
  1. *instrumental activities of daily living