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Table 1 Percent Agreement and PABAKs for 6 Functional Health Ratings between Self and Spousal Proxy Responses

From: A pilot study among older adults of the concordance between their self-reports to a health survey and spousal proxy reports on their behalf

Survey items Percent agreement between self and proxy responses Percent of proxy responses indicating worse health Percent of proxy responses indicating better health Percent of discrepancies ≥2 response rating categories PABAKs
How would you rate your …; would you say it was excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?
 Health 56.0 % 32.0 % 12.0 % 6.0 % 0.45
 Vision 27.1 % 35.4 % 37.5 % 16.6 % 0.09
 Hearing 36.4 % 40.8 % 22.4 % 16.3 % 0.21
 Memory 32.7 % 22.4 % 44.9 % 8.2 % 0.18
Compared to 1 year ago, how would you rate your …; would you say that it is better now, about the same, or worse?
 Health 70.0 % 18.0 % 12.0 %   0.55
 Memory 75.5 % 12.2 % 12.2 %   0.63