Table 2

Objective Health Variables, Averages by Gender

VariableELSAHRS
MenWomenMenWomen
Cancer0.030.030.080.11
Diabetes0.090.060.190.17
Sight0.020.020.040.05
Hearing0.050.020.060.02
Blood pressure0.300.260.500.50
Arthritis0.230.340.440.57
Psychiatric0.050.080.120.21
Lung disease0.040.040.080.10
Stroke0.020.010.060.04
Heart attack0.030.010.020.01
N18,91322,48244,49958,764
  • Notes: Includes individuals aged 50–70. All variables are binary measures