Table 2

Mean (SD) values for age, physical function and pain, and percentage of patients who exercise rarely or smoke, according to type of condition and vital status 5 years after baseline

All subjectsWith no acutely life-threatening condition or no conditionWith acutely life-threatening condition
Age in years
 Total55 (15)52 (13)67 (14)
 Alive54 (14)51 (13)65 (13)
 Dead75 (13)69 (15)77 (12)
 p Value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Physical function (0–3)
 Total0.27 (0.60)0.16 (0.50)0.63 (0.86)
 Alive0.20 (0.46)0.13 (0.35)0.45 (0.68)
 Dead1.4 (1.1)1.1 (1.2)1.5 (1.1)
 p Value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Pain (0–100)
 Total20 (24)16 (21)34 (29)
 Alive19 (24)16 (21)32 (28)
 Dead38 (30)27 (27)43 (29)
 p Value<0.0010.015<0.008
Exercise less than once per week
 Total28.4%24.8%40.3%
 Alive25.8%24.0%32.5%
 Dead75.9%62.5%81.8%
 p Value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Current smoker at baseline
 Total17.1%18.5%12.8%
 Alive17.0%18.3%12.4%
 Dead19.2%28.0%15.1%
 p Value0.610.210.59