Table 1

Proportion (%) of Canadians with Children Involved in Organized PA and their Level of Awareness and Uptake of the Children's Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC).

Child in Organized PA

Aware of CFTC in 2009

Claimed CFTC in 2007

Plan to Claim CFTC for 2008


Total sample (N = 2135)

25.6

42.8

12.3

15.5

Parents with children aged 2 to 18 years (N = 1004)

54.4

55.5

26.1

33.1

Parents with children in organized PA

64.9

41.8

52.0

(N = 546)

Household Incomea

Lowest quartile

40.1

38.8

28.2

40.3

2

45.9

56.5

36.9

57.3

3

59.0

62.5

55.7

76.5

Highest quartile

67.7

71.9

54.8

69.5


PA = physical activity, sport, or dance.

aFor parents with children aged 2 to 18 years.

Spence et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:356   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-356

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