Table 1

Frailty level and demographic, socioeconomic and lifestyle characteristics for all participants of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (n=51 338) and by 10-year age groups

VariableAll ages45–5455–6465–7475–85
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Frailty Index0.1310.0760.1140.0710.1260.0760.1360.0740.1570.077
 Chronic condition subdomain0.1100.0820.0740.0660.1000.0760.1270.0810.1560.085
 Physical subdomain0.1090.0950.0940.0860.1060.0920.1110.0930.1330.108
 Psychological/cognitive subdomain0.1960.1310.2050.1380.1970.1370.1840.1240.1940.118
VariableCategoryN%N%N%N%N%
SexMale25 18349.05648648.31795548.45596849.75477450.28
Female26 15550.95694151.69846551.55602850.25472149.72
IncomeLess than $C20 00032246.285363.999165.588637.199099.57
$C20 000 or more, but less than $C50 00013 39326.09165912.36350821.36415634.64407042.86
$C50 000 or more, but less than $C100 00018 25635.56413830.82610537.18474139.52327234.46
$C100 000 or more, but less than $C150 000913117.79356526.55324919.79145512.138629.08
$C150 000 or more733414.29352926.28264216.097816.513824.02
EducationLess than secondary school graduation36447.104273.187514.5710138.44145315.30
Secondary school graduation, no post-secondary education574311.1912539.33188011.45141711.81119312.56
Some post-secondary education38747.558076.0113067.959187.658438.88
Post-secondary degree/diploma38 07774.1710 94081.4812 48376.02864872.09600663.25
RetirementCompletely retired23 36445.516084.53569134.66869572.48837088.15
Partly retired558810.884463.32251915.34195416.296697.05
Not retired22 38643.6112 37392.15821050134711.234564.80
Urban/rural
status
Rural699513.63190414.18220913.45160813.40127413.42
Agglomeration45618.8812078.9914018.5310358.639189.67
Other CMA30 51459.44781558.20987460.13724260.37558358.80
Large CMA926818.05250118.63293617.88211117.60172018.11
MarriedNo16 07631.31325024.20462328.15390532.55429845.27
Yes35 26268.6910 17775.8011 79771.85809167.45519754.73
SmokeNo26 27951.19775657.76810349.35572647.73469449.44
Yes25 05948.81567142.24831750.65627052.27480150.56
Nutritional riskNo42 95783.6711 13282.9113 72483.5810 25885.51784382.60
Yes838116.33229517.09269616.42173814.49165217.40
Low social participationNo28 72255.95617646863052.56756263.04635466.92
Yes22 61644.05725154779047.44443436.96314133.08
Live aloneNo39 59177.1211 88588.5213 17180.21875873.01577760.84
Yes11 74722.88154211.48324919.79323826.99371839.16
Material Deprivation
Index Factor Score Quintile
1 (low)10 27520.01244118.18320919.54251420.96211122.23
210 27920.02270820.17336220.48238519.88182419.21
310 25919.98278120.71334120.35233619.47180118.97
410 24619.96276820.62323419.70233519.46190920.11
5 (high)10 27920.02272920.32327419.94242620.22185019.48
Social Deprivation
Index Factor Score Quintile
1 (low)10 26219.99290921.67345121.02235019.59155216.35
210 27420.01278420.73328119.98242620.22178318.78
310 24719.96277420.66326319.87236619.72184419.42
410 26620261919.51333820.33233519.46197420.79
5 (high)10 28920.04234117.44308718.80251921234224.67
Low physical activityNo15 48030.15510338.01529032.22328327.37180419
Yes35 85869.85832461.9911 13067.78871372.63769181
  • CMA, census metropolitan area.; .