Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of local community service center (CLSC) deciles, Québec, 1989-2004*

Least deprived

Intermediate

Most deprived

All deciles


Deprivation index

Mean (range)

1.49 (1.04-1.79)

2.81 (2.75-2.87)

4.50 (4.16-5.00)

3.35 (1.04-5.00)

Total population, male

1989-1992

340 329

327 517

376 361

3 464 734

1995-1998

347 685

336 187

381 197

3 575 749

2001-2004

358 817

349 017

381 537

3 682 658

Deaths. Male

1989-1992

9 406

9 327

14 239

107 152

1995-1998

9 636

9 756

14 467

111 919

2001-2004

9 758

9 840

13 979

111 198

Total population, female

1989-1992

364 761

343 411

373 138

3 569 497

1995-1998

374 038

352 649

374 833

3 685 014

2001-2004

385 345

365 553

373 733

3 781 985

Deaths, female

1989-1992

9 130

8 199

10 351

88 041

1995-1998

10 260

9 692

11 625

101 668

2001-2004

11 116

10 271

12 233

109 508

Infant mortality rate

1989-1992

5.2

6.4

7.0

6.1

1995-1998

4.5

4.3

6.1

5.3

2001-2004

4.0

3.8

5.0

4.6

Population per CLSC

Mean

62 430

54 941

19 326

42 212

Range

31 541-107 905

3 645-93 569

2 540-52 099

1 355-133 475

Unemployment rate

Mean

6.3

8.1

14.8

8.4

Range, CLSC

4.5-9.6

5.2-12.9

4.8-34.1

4.5-34.1

Average household income, $CAN

Mean

70 715

48 618

38 314

50 748

Range, CLSC

44 228-102 101

39 771-57 495

28 129-50 385

28 129-102 101

Percent no high school diploma

Mean

17.2

33.7

45.4

31.7

Range, CLSC

8.4-22.2

29.8-38.6

37.1-63.6

8.4-63.6

Proportion rural CLSCs

All rural

0.0

8.3

72.2

30.2

Some rural (i.e., semi-urban)

9.1

8.3

13.9

31.5

No rural (i.e., urban)

90.9

83.3

13.9

30.2

Proportion aboriginal CLSCs

0.0

25.0

19.4

17.9


* Only three deciles are shown as patterns in nearby deciles tended to be similar.

† Population weighted mean and range for CLSCs in the decile.

‡ Refers to decile 6 (decile 1 = most deprived, decile 10 = least deprived)

Auger et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:161   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-161

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