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Table 2 Percent Agreement and PABAKs for 13 Health Conditions 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 spousal proxies Percent of spousal proxies not indicating the condition when the self did Percent of spousal proxies indicating the condition when the self did not PABAKs
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 Arthritis 86.7 % 11.1 % 2.2 % 0.73
 Cancer (other than skin) 93.9 % 2.0 % 4.1 % 0.88
 High Cholesterol 70.8 % 18.8 % 10.4 % 0.42
 Congestive Heart Failure 98.0 % 2.0 % 0.0 % 0.96
 Diabetes 93.9 % 4.1 % 2.0 % 0.88
 Glaucoma (treated by doctor) 93.6 % 4.3 % 2.1 % 0.87
 Hip Fracture 98.0 % 2.0 % 0.0 % 0.96
 Hypertension 83.3 % 12.5 % 4.2 % 0.67
 Chronic Lung Disease (emphysema or bronchitis) 98.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 % 0.96
 Osteoporosis 84.8 % 8.7 % 6.5 % 0.70
 Stroke 98.0 % 2.0 % 0.0 % 0.96
 Emotional, Nervous, or Psychiatric Problems 79.6 % 16.3 % 4.1 % 0.59
 Problems with Depression 87.5 % 6.3 % 6.3 % 0.75