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Table 1 Sample Characteristics and Frequencies (n = 13,756)

From: Determinants of a healthy lifestyle and use of preventive screening in Canada

Variable Number Percent Weighted percent
Total Household Income    
< $20,000 2879 20.9 15.6
$20,000–39,999 3805 27.7 25.1
$40,000–59,999 2776 20.2 21.6
$60,000–79,999 1712 12.4 14.7
>= $80,000 1762 12.8 16.5
Missing 822 6.0 6.5
Education Level    
< Secondary School 3505 25.5 22.5
Secondary School Graduate 2005 14.6 15.4
Other Post-Secondary 3575 26.0 26.7
College/University Degree 4659 33.9 35.3
Age Group*    
20–39 years 5328 38.8 40.8
40–59 years 4740 34.5 37.0
60–79 years 3021 22.0 19.1
>= 80 years 667 4.8 3.2
Sex    
Male 6248 45.4 48.8
Female 7508 54.6 51.2
Marital Status    
With a partner 8198 59.6 65.2
Without a partner 5558 40.4 34.8
Rural Versus Urban Residence    
Rural 3058 22.2 16.7
Urban 10697 77.8 83.3
Regular Medical Doctor    
Yes 11956 86.9 86.5
No 1799 13.1 13.5
Body Mass Index (mean ± standard deviation) 10683 25.8 ± 4.6 25.6 ± 4.5
  1. 12 were missing education level; 1 was missing information about regular doctor
  2. * In the analyses, age was categorized in 5-year increments, e.g. 20–24, 25–29, etc.