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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of local community service center (CLSC) deciles, Québec, 1989-2004*

From: Sex, age, deprivation and patterns in life expectancy in Quebec, Canada: a population-based study

  Least deprived Intermediate Most deprived All deciles
Deprivation index     
   Mean (range) 1.49 (1.04-1.79) 2.81 (2.75-2.87) 4.50 (4.16-5.00) 3.35 (1.04-5.00)
Total population, male     
   1989-1992 340 329 327 517 376 361 3 464 734
   1995-1998 347 685 336 187 381 197 3 575 749
   2001-2004 358 817 349 017 381 537 3 682 658
Deaths. Male     
   1989-1992 9 406 9 327 14 239 107 152
   1995-1998 9 636 9 756 14 467 111 919
   2001-2004 9 758 9 840 13 979 111 198
Total population, female     
   1989-1992 364 761 343 411 373 138 3 569 497
   1995-1998 374 038 352 649 374 833 3 685 014
   2001-2004 385 345 365 553 373 733 3 781 985
Deaths, female     
   1989-1992 9 130 8 199 10 351 88 041
   1995-1998 10 260 9 692 11 625 101 668
   2001-2004 11 116 10 271 12 233 109 508
Infant mortality rate     
   1989-1992 5.2 6.4 7.0 6.1
   1995-1998 4.5 4.3 6.1 5.3
   2001-2004 4.0 3.8 5.0 4.6
Population per CLSC     
   Mean 62 430 54 941 19 326 42 212
   Range 31 541-107 905 3 645-93 569 2 540-52 099 1 355-133 475
Unemployment rate     
   Mean 6.3 8.1 14.8 8.4
   Range, CLSC 4.5-9.6 5.2-12.9 4.8-34.1 4.5-34.1
Average household income, $CAN     
   Mean 70 715 48 618 38 314 50 748
   Range, CLSC 44 228-102 101 39 771-57 495 28 129-50 385 28 129-102 101
Percent no high school diploma     
   Mean 17.2 33.7 45.4 31.7
   Range, CLSC 8.4-22.2 29.8-38.6 37.1-63.6 8.4-63.6
Proportion rural CLSCs     
   All rural 0.0 8.3 72.2 30.2
   Some rural (i.e., semi-urban) 9.1 8.3 13.9 31.5
   No rural (i.e., urban) 90.9 83.3 13.9 30.2
Proportion aboriginal CLSCs 0.0 25.0 19.4 17.9
  1. * Only three deciles are shown as patterns in nearby deciles tended to be similar.
  2. † Population weighted mean and range for CLSCs in the decile.
  3. ‡ Refers to decile 6 (decile 1 = most deprived, decile 10 = least deprived)