Characteristic | Retirees (n = 359)^{*} | Nonretirees (n = 597)^{*} | P Value^{†} |
---|---|---|---|

Age, years (mean ± SD) | 65.6 ± 3.5 | 61.0 ± 4.3 | <.0001 |

Sex | |||

Male | 52.4 | 57.1 | .04 |

Female | 47.6 | 42.9 | |

Height, cm (mean ± SD) | 166.9 ± 9.5 | 168.2 ± 10.1 | .0003 |

Weight, kg (mean ± SD) | 84.3 ± 20.6 | 82.2 ± 19.4 | .25 |

Race | |||

Hispanic | 21.2 | 26.3 | .58 |

White | 41.8 | 41.0 | |

Black | 27.9 | 21.3 | |

Other | 9.2 | 11.4 | |

Body mass index | |||

Underweight (<18.5 kg/m^{2}) | 0.9 | 0.7 | .62 |

Normal weight (≥18.5 but ≤24.9 kg/m^{2}) | 20.5 | 26.0 | |

Overweight (≥25 but ≤29.9 kg/m^{2}) | 32.1 | 35.5 | |

Obese (≥30 kg/m^{2}) | 46.5 | 37.8 | |

Health insurance | |||

None | 7.0 | 18.8 | <.0001 |

Private | 55.0 | 66.8 | |

Public | 38.0 | 14.4 | |

Ratio of family income to poverty | |||

≥1.0 | 86.2 | 88.7 | .24 |

<1.0 | 13.8 | 11.3 |

Data are percentages unless otherwise indicated.

↵* Numbers of subjects in each category may be different because of the missing values for some variables.

↵†

*P*value from the χ^{2}test (categorical variables) and regression analysis (continuous variables) comparing the difference in demographic variables between late retirees and nonretirees.SD, standard deviation.