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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics between survey respondents (n = 618; collected March-April 2007) and residents of Newfoundland & Labrador (Statistics Canada, 2006)

From: Investigating public perceptions and knowledge translation priorities to improve water safety for residents with private water supplies: a cross-sectional study in Newfoundland and Labrador

Variable   Study population # (%) Census population # (%) Chi-square statistic
Gender (p < 0.0001) Male 243 (39.3) 245 735 (48.6)  
  Female 375 (60.7) 259 735 (51.4) 21.4
Age (years) (p < 0.0001) 20 to 29* 14 (2.3) 58 615 (14.9)  
  30 to 39 87 (14.1) 67 475 (17.2)  
  40 to 49 145 (23.5) 84 440 (21.5)  
  50 to 59 174 (28.1) 82 175 (20.9)  
  60 to 69 136 (22.0) 52 320 (13.3)  
  >70 59 (9.5) 48 110 (12.2)  
  Unknown 3 (0.5)   125.6
Education level (p < 0.0001) Grade school 173 (28.0) 141 575 (34.4)  
  High school graduate 193 (31.2) 93 300 (22.6)  
  College/technical school graduate 155 (25.1) 125 480 (30.5)  
  University graduate 67 (10.8) 47 690 (11.6)  
  Post-graduate degree 17 (2.8) 3 615 (0.9)  
  Other 7 (1.1)   
  Unknown 6 (1.0)   59.0
Household income ($ CAD) (p < 0.0001) < $10,000 26 (4.2) 9 690 (4.9)  
  $10,000 to $14,999 35 (5.7) 12 465 (6.3)  
  $15,000 to $19,999 44 (7.1) 15 015 (7.6)  
  $20,000 to $29,999 81 (13.1) 26 985 (13.7)  
  $30,000 to $39,999 95 (15.4) 25 050 (12.7)  
  $40,000 to $49,999 58 (9.4) 21 190 (10.8)  
  $50,000 to $59,999 45 (7.3) 18 970 (9.6)  
  $60,000 to $69,999 23 (3.7) 15 005 (7.6)  
  > $70,000 82 (13.3) 52 810 (26.8)  
  Unknown 129 (20.9)   46.6
Number of people in household (p < 0.0001) 1 82 (13.3) 39 830 (20.2)  
  2 271 (44.1) 73 295 (37.2)  
  3 124 (20.2) 39 835 (20.2)  
  4 112 (18.2) 31 985 (16.2)  
  5 17 (2.8) 9 370 (4.8)  
  6+ 9 (1.4) 2 875 (1.5) 28.8
Mean number of people in household   2.6 2.5  
  1. *Age range of comparison groups differ; census: 20 – 29 years versus sample: 18 – 29 years.