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Table 5 Percent Agreement and PABAKs for 6 Preventative 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 use of the preventative service when the self did Percent of spousal proxies indicating use of the preventative service when the self did not PABAKs
In the last … years, have you had a …?
 Flu Vaccination (last 2 years) 93.8 % 4.2 % 2.1 % 0.88
 Pneumonia Vaccination (last 5 years) 58.1 % 25.8 % 16.1 % 0.16
 Shingles Vaccination (ever) 87.5 % 7.5 % 5.0 % 0.75
 Bone Density or Bone Scan Test (ever) 81.8 % 15.9 % 2.3 % 0.64
 Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, or Other Screening for Colon Cancer (last 4 years) 78.3 % 10.9 % 10.9 % 0.57
 Mammogram or X-Ray of the Breast (women only; last 2 years) 91.3 % 4.3 % 4.3 % 0.83
 PSA Blood Test (men only; ever) 90.9 % 0.0 % 9.1 % 0.82