Table 1

Demographic characteristics of IBD sample

Characteristic


Age, mean (range)

47 years (16 – 88)

Females, n (%)

1729 (61%)

Region, n (%)

Maritime Provinces

155 (6%)

Quebec

464 (16%)

Ontario

1307 (46%)

Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

636 (23%)

West Coast (British Columbia, Territories)

266 (9%)

Education, n (%)

Less than high school diploma

268 (10%)

High school diploma

482 (17%)

Technical college or some university course

990 (35%)

University degree

1046 (38%)

Employment status, n (%)

Employed

1814 (64%)

Student

148 (5%)

Homemaker

266 (9%)

Unable to be employed due to illness

220 (8%)

Retired

481 (17%)

Other unemployed†

62 (2%)

Combined family pre-tax income, n (%)

<$20 K

174 (6%)

21–40 K

444 (16%)

41–60 K

474 (17%)

61–80 K

423 (15%)

>80 K

759 (27%)

Did not answer

552 (19%)

Born in Canada, n (%)

2548 (91%)


†For employment status, other unemployed includes never employed and unemployed not due to IBD

Hilsden et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2003 3:10   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-3-10

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