Survival Test

Researchers have come up with a new test to determine your chances of dying.

It’s for people age 50 and older and looks at 12 different risk factors.

Just being male gives you two points; so does having diabetes, being a smoker and tiring after walking several blocks.

A score less than five points says your risk of dying in four years is less than four percent.

At 14 points, your risk climbs to 64 percent.

Researchers say the test can give older people a reasonable idea of their survival chances.

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