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Table 1.

Demographics and Driving Characteristics of Older Drivers and Their Caregivers

Variable Older Drivers (n = 80) Caregivers (n = 80) 
Age, yr 
M (SD) 73.26 (5.30) 64.85 (14.03) 
 Range 65–85 20–85 
Gender, n (%) 
 Male 41 (51.25) 18 (22.50) 
 Female 39 (48.75) 62 (77.50) 
Race, n (%)   
 White 77 (96.25) 79 (98.75) 
 Other 2 (2.50) 1 (1.25) 
 Missing data 1 (1.25) 
Education, n (%) 
 College or university 51 (63.75) 39 (48.75) 
 Vocational training or some college 10 (12.50) 23 (28.75) 
 Associate’s degree 3 (3.75) 3 (3.75) 
 ≤ High school 16 (20.00) 15 (18.75) 
Driving history, n (%) 
 Drive 7 days/wk 34 (42.50) 40 (50.00) 
 Drive <7 days/wk 46 (57.50) 40 (50.00) 
Licensed driver 80 (100) 80 (100) 
Living status, n (%) 
 Living alone 25 (31.25) 9 (11.25) 
 Living with partner or spouse 49 (61.25) 55 (68.75) 
 Other 6 (7.50) 16 (20.00) 
MMSE score, M (SD) 27.67 (1.85) NA 
Number of self-reported medications, M (SD) 6.57 (3.87) NA 
Variable Older Drivers (n = 80) Caregivers (n = 80) 
Age, yr 
M (SD) 73.26 (5.30) 64.85 (14.03) 
 Range 65–85 20–85 
Gender, n (%) 
 Male 41 (51.25) 18 (22.50) 
 Female 39 (48.75) 62 (77.50) 
Race, n (%)   
 White 77 (96.25) 79 (98.75) 
 Other 2 (2.50) 1 (1.25) 
 Missing data 1 (1.25) 
Education, n (%) 
 College or university 51 (63.75) 39 (48.75) 
 Vocational training or some college 10 (12.50) 23 (28.75) 
 Associate’s degree 3 (3.75) 3 (3.75) 
 ≤ High school 16 (20.00) 15 (18.75) 
Driving history, n (%) 
 Drive 7 days/wk 34 (42.50) 40 (50.00) 
 Drive <7 days/wk 46 (57.50) 40 (50.00) 
Licensed driver 80 (100) 80 (100) 
Living status, n (%) 
 Living alone 25 (31.25) 9 (11.25) 
 Living with partner or spouse 49 (61.25) 55 (68.75) 
 Other 6 (7.50) 16 (20.00) 
MMSE score, M (SD) 27.67 (1.85) NA 
Number of self-reported medications, M (SD) 6.57 (3.87) NA 

Note. M = mean; MMSE = Mini-Mental State Examination (Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975); NA = not applicable; SD = standard deviation.

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