Table 1

Distribution of socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics among working-age individuals in Canada based on employment status; 2007/2008 Canadian Community Health Survey, ages 25-64
Employment status
In labor force Not currently employed Out of the labor force
Estimated number of individuals (1,000) 14,830 2,236 504
Prevalence (%) 84.4 12.7 2.9
Sex (%)
 Male 52.6 27.2 50.5
 Female 47.4 72.8 49.5
Age (%)
 25-34 26.3 16.9 7.0
 35-44 28.4 16.9 15.2
 45-54 28.9 18.9 32.7
 55-64 16.4 47.3 45.0
Education (%)
 < Secondary grad 8.5 22.5 34.5
 Secondary grad 15.4 19.8 15.3
 Some post-secondary 6.7 6.7 10.0
 Post-secondary grad 69.5 51.0 40.3
BMI (%)
 Underweight/normal 46.8 48.4 39.2
 Overweight 35.6 31.1 32.6
 Obese 17.6 20.5 28.2
Living arrangement (%)
 Single, with or without others 17.7 16.3 35.5
 Living with partner/spouse 25.2 34.4 28.2
 Living with children 45.8 39.1 24.3
 Other 11.3 10.3 12.0
Smoking (%)
 Never 34.5 39.0 25.8
 Current 25.0 22.4 42.5
 Former 40.5 38.7 31.7
Alcohol consumption (%)
 Nondrinker 14.3 31.0 42.3
 Regular 70.6 50.0 36.7
 Occasional 15.1 19.0 21.0
Physical activity (%)
 Active 23.2 24.1 12.9
 Moderately active 25.4 25.3 17.7
 Inactive 51.4 50.6 69.3

Churcher et al.

Churcher et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:326   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-326

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