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Table 2 Demographic characteristics for participants after defining group membership (SA vs UA) according to the unified construct based on all three components or separate components based on health, high daily functioning or engagement with life

From: Processing speed and working memory are predicted by components of successful aging: a HUNT study

Characteristic SA UA
All three components
n 28 37
Age (Mean ± SD), years 78.8 ± 5.0 81.2 ± 5.5
Female/male, n 17/11 18/19
Education (Mean ± SD), years 9.7 ± 2.2 10.0 ± 2.8
Absence of disease criteria
n 41 24
Age (Mean ± SD), years 81.5 ± 5.2 79.5 ± 5.4
Female/male, n 23/18 12/12
Education (Mean ± SD), years 9.9 ± 2.4 9.8 ± 2.8
High functioning criteria
n 56 9
Age (Mean ± SD), years 79.8 ± 5.4 82.9 ± 4.9
Female/male, n 31/25 4/5
Education (Mean ± SD), years 10.0 ± 2.6 8.9 ± 2.2
Engagement with life criteria
n 44 21
Age (Mean ± SD), years 79.9 ± 5.3 80.9 ± 5.7
Female/male, n 24/20 11/10
Education (Mean ± SD), years 9.9 ± 2.6 9.7 ± 2.5
  1. SA, ‘successful’ aging; UA, ‘usual’ aging