Table 1

Comparison of demographic characteristics of respondents living in Quebec rural municipalities with high and low intensive animal farming, Canada, April 2007 to April 2008

Demographic characteristic

n

High intensive farming (%)

n

Low intensive farming (%)

n

Total (%)

p*


Total

3506

50.0

3500

50.0

7006

100

Sex (n = 7006)

0.625

Male

1573

44.9

1550

44.3

3123

44.6

Female

1933

55.1

1950

55.7

3883

55.4

Age (years) (n = 7006)

0.134

0-4

171

4.9

130

3.7

301

4.3

5-9

147

4.2

139

4.0

286

4.1

10-19

344

9.8

373

10.7

717

10.2

20-29

312

8.9

296

8.5

608

8.7

30-39

339

9.7

379

10.8

718

10.2

40-49

596

17.0

558

15.9

1154

16.5

50-59

687

19.6

693

19.8

1380

19.7

60-69

534

15.2

573

16.4

1107

15.8

70-79

265

7.6

265

7.6

530

7.6

≥80

111

3.2

94

2.7

205

2.9

Total household income (n = 6185)

< 0.001

<$20000

470

15.0

398

13.0

868

14.0

≥$20000-<$40000

972

31.0

808

26.5

1780

28.8

≥$40000-<$60000

816

26.1

784

25.7

1600

25.9

≥$60000-<$80000

460

14.7

494

16.2

954

15.4

≥$80000

413

13.2

570

18.7

983

15.9

Education† (n = 6655)

< 0.001

No high school diploma

1153

40.8

884

31.3

2037

36.0

High school diploma

1035

36.6

1068

37.8

2103

37.2

College diploma

341

12.1

406

14.3

747

13.2

University graduate or higher

296

10.5

471

16.6

767

13.6

Cultural group (n = 6910)

0.005

Caucasian

3444

99.6

3419

99.0

6863

99.3

Others

14

0.4

33

1.0

47

0.7

No. individuals‡ in household (n = 7006)

0.305

1

719

20.5

692

19.8

1411

20.1

2

1234

35.2

1295

37.0

2529

36.1

3

557

15.9

526

15.0

1083

15.5

4

618

17.6

642

18.3

1260

18.0

≥5

378

10.8

345

9.9

723

10.3


*Global p-value for each demographic characteristic for the total respondents.

†Distribution of survey respondents for each education level was calculated for those aged > 19 years old.

‡Older than 3 months old.

Febriani et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-48

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