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From:
Neuropsychology. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 November 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Neuropsychology. 2011 November; 25(6): 763–770.
doi: 10.1037/a0024238

Table 1

Demographic characteristics, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging 1990–1994

CharacteristicCohort (n = 347)
Age, mean years (S.D.)71.0 (7.2)
Hearing loss, mean dB (S.D)25.5 (13.7)
Hearing loss category, n(%)
 Normal (<25 dB)205 (59.1)
 Mild (25–40 dB)99 (28.5)
 Moderate (41–70dB)40 (11.5)
 Severe (≥71dB)3 (0.9)
Sex, n(%)
 Female122 (35.2)
Race, n(%)
 White323 (93.1)
 Black19 (5.5)
 Other5 (1.4)
Education, mean years (S.D)16.6 (2.9)
Smoking, n(%)
 Never121 (34.9)
 Former217 (62.5)
 Current9 (2.6)
Hypertension, n(%)214 (61.7)
Diabetes, n(%)65 (18.7)
Hearing aid use n(%)a46 (13.3)
aData on hearing aid use were missing for 32 participants.