Dr. Sei Lee, geriatrics researcher and lead author of lifespan study, reveals a 12-question test designed to measure your risk of dying within four years.

The test is roughly 81 percent accurate.

RISK FACTORS POINTS
1. Your age:
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85 & older

1
2
3
4
5
7
2. You are male: 2
3. Your BMI is less than 25
BMI= 703 X Weight/Height in inches, squared
1
4. You have had diabetes or or high blood sugar 2
5. You have cancer or a malignant tumor 2
6. You have chronic lung disease that limits
activities or requires oxygen use at home
2
7. You have congestive heart failure 2
8. You have smoked cigarettes in the past week 2
9. You have difficulty showering or bathing
because of a health or memory problem
2
10. You have difficulty managing your money or paying bills
because of health or memory problems
2
11. You have difficulty walking several blocks
because of a health problem
2
12. You have difficulty pushing or pulling large objects,
such as a chair, because of health problems
2

Results: Your Risk of Dying

Add up your points and here is what you get:

0-5 points: Less than 4 percent
6-9 points: 15 percent risk
10-13 points: 42 percent risk
14+ points: 64 percent risk