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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

From: The association between farming activities, precipitation, and the risk of acute gastrointestinal illness in rural municipalities of Quebec, Canada: a cross-sectional study

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  
  1. *Global p-value for each demographic characteristic for the total respondents.
  2. †Distribution of survey respondents for each education level was calculated for those aged > 19 years old.
  3. ‡Older than 3 months old.