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Table 4 Percent Agreement and PABAKs for 9 Health Services 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 service use when the self did (or under-reporting) Percent of spousal proxies indicating service use when the self did not (or over-reporting) PABAKs
Hospitalization
 In the last 2 years, have you been a patient in the hospital overnight? 85.4 % 10.4 % 4.2 % 0.58
 How many different times were you a patient in the hospital in the last 2 years? 78.0 % 8.0 % 14.0 % 0.75
 How many different nights were you a patient in the hospital in the last 2 years? 76.0 % 10.0 % 14.0 % 0.73
Outpatient Surgery
 Not counting overnight hospital stays, in the last 2 years have you had outpatient surgery? 74.5 % 19.1 % 6.4 % 0.42
Joint Replacement Surgery
 Have you ever had joint replacement surgery? 98.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 % 0.94
Cataract Surgery
 Have you ever had cataract surgery? 100 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.00
Physician Visits
 Aside from hospital stays or outpatient surgery, in the past 2 years how many times have you talked to a medical doctor about your health, including emergency room, clinic visits, or house calls? 14.9 % 46.8 % 38.3 % 0.20a
 Allowing for +/−2 visits to be agreement 57.5 % 25.5 % 17.0 % N/A
 How many of those visits were in the last year? 6.8 % 43.2 % 50.0 % 0.17a
 Allowing for +/−2 visits to be agreement 47.7 % 25.0 % 27.3 % N/A
 Dentist Visits
 How many times have you seen a dentist in the last 2 years? 22.0 % 22.0 % 54.0 % 0.15
 Allowing for +/−2 visits to be agreement 72.0 % 4.0 % 24.0 % N/A
  1. a = truncated at >8 visits
  2. N/A PABAKs cannot be calculated for +/−2 visits