Table 1

Characteristics of the population 50 years and older MHAS 2012

%
Age (mean)62.6
Sex (male)46.9
Education
 Less than complete basic (0 to 5 years)46.4
 Basic complete (6 years)20.8
 High school (7 to 12 years)22.8
 College (13+ years)10.0
Marital status
 Single5.1
 Married69.8
 Separated/divorced9.6
 Widowed15.5
Chronic diseases (% Yes)
 Hypertension37.9
 Diabetes19.4
 Cancer1.2
 Heart attack3.0
 Lung disease5.1
 Stroke2.2
Disability (%)
 Any ADL (1+)12.9
 Any IADL (1+)11.7
 Any ADL or any IADL19.3
BMI
 Normal (<25.00 kg/m2)35.1
 Overweight (25.00 to 29.99 kg/m2)42.9
 Obese 1 (30.00 to 34.99 kg/m2)16.7
 Obese 2 (35.00 to 39.99 kg/m2)3.8
 Obese 3 (≥40 kg/m2)1.6
Smoking status
 Never63.7
 Former23.4
 Current13.0
  • Source. MHAS 2012. Weighted statistics.

  • ADL, activities of daily living; BMI, body mass index; IADL, instrumental activities of daily living.