Table 1

Characteristics of the study population in the 2011 survey on living with chronic disease in Canada (N=2,682)
N % (95% CI)*
Gender
   Female 1338 41.9 (39.1, 44.8)
   Male 1344 58.1 (55.2, 60.9)
Age (years)
   20-44 118 6.6 (4.9, 8.4)
   45-64 1003 45.7 (42.5, 49.0)
   65+ 1561 47.6 (44.6, 50.6)
   Mean (standard error) = 63.4 (0.4)
Ethnicity
   White 2428 81.0 (77.8, 84.2)
   Aboriginal off-reserve 101 3.3 (2.3, 4.3)
   Other 142 15.7 (12.5, 19.0)
   Missing = 11
Education
   Less than secondary 851 26.0 (23.3, 28.6)
   Secondary school graduate 431 16.7 (14.2, 19.2)
   Some post-secondary education 176 7.6 (5.8, 9.5)
   Post-secondary graduate 1208 49.7 (46.5, 52.9)
   Missing = 16
Total household income
   <$15,000 256 7.1 (5.6, 8.6)
   $15,000-$29,999 648 19.5 (17.0, 21.9)
   $30,000-$49,999 637 25.0 (22.1, 27.9)
   $50,000-$79,999 501 25.5 (22.3, 28.6)
   ≥ $80,000 368 23.0 (19.8, 26.1)
   Missing = 272
Marital status
   Married/common-law 1475 69.5 (66.9, 72.2)
   Widowed/separated/divorced 921 22.1 (19.8, 24.4)
   Single 284 8.4 (6.8, 10.1)
   Missing = 2
Region
   Urban 2126 82.4 (79.9, 85.0)
   Rural 556 17.6 (15.0, 20.1)
Time since diagnosis
   ≤2 years 396 15.4 (12.9, 17.8)
   3–5 years 549 21.9 (19.1, 24.6)
   6+ 1718 62.8 (59.5, 66.0)
   Missing = 19

* Proportions are weighted to reflect the Canadian adult population.

Region of residence was determined based on postal code. Urban areas are those continuously built-up areas having a population concentration of 1,000 or more and a population density of 400 or more per square kilometer based on 2006 Census population counts.

Agborsangaya et al.

Agborsangaya et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:451   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-451

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