Table 1

Summary statistics

Variables

Mean

S.D


Numerical variables

GP

2.610

4.228

SP

0.745

2.558

Age

40.089

12.076

Social support

4.005

1.915

Health utility index(hui)

0.922

0.127

Chronic conditions

1.228

1.346

Categorical variables

High strain

0.328

Medium strain

0.244

low strain

0.426

Male

0.524

Female

0.476

Single

0.264

Married

0.633

Separated

0.103

Less than secondary education

0.099

Secondary education

0.139

Some post secondary

0.285

Post secondary

0.475

Low income

0.034

Middle low income

0.124

Middle high income

0.345

High income

0.497

Immigrants

0.150

Non immigrants

0.850

Never smoker

0.331

Current smoker

0.261

Former smoker

0.410

Never drinker

0.036

Current drinker

0.884

Former drinker

0.078

Regular doctor

0.84

No doctor

0.151

Active

0.250

Moderate

0.273

Inactive

0.477

Newfoundland

0.016

Prince Edwards

0.005

Nova Scotia

0.030

New Brunswick

0.024

Quebec

0.250

Ontario

0.370

Manitoba

0.036

Saskatchewan

0.032

Alberta

0.113

British Colombia

0.120

Mechanical

0.191

Trade

0.200

Professional

0.135

Managerial

0.174

Health

0.115

Farm

0.037

Service

0.144

N

29110


The statistics are weighted using the NPHS sampling weights. Numbers represent percentage and for some variables they do not add up to 100 per cent because of rounding.

Azagba and Sharaf BMC Public Health 2011 11:642   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-642

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