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Table 1 Demographic comparison showing percent of residents and survey respondents per category (except where noted) in the Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, November 2005 – March 2006

From: Food consumption patterns in the Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada: a cross-sectional telephone survey

  Waterloo Region Residents (n = 438,515) Survey Respondents (n = 2,332)
Sex   
   Male 49.2 35.6*
   Female 50.8 64.4*
Age (years)   
   Mean --- 41.4
   Median 35.3 40.0
   0–12 17.9 7.7*
   13–17 7.2 6.4
   18–24 9.8 8.8
   25–54 45.5 48.3*
   55–64 8.4 13.0*
   65+ 11.3 15.8*
Cultural group   
   North American --- 65.1
   European --- 11.4
   African --- 0.2
   Mediterranean --- 0.2
   Asian --- 5.7
   Native North American/Aboriginal --- 0.2
   South American --- 0.8
   Austral-Asian --- 0.04
Education   
   No high school diploma 27.0 27.8
   High school diploma 14.8 14.1
   Some college or university 18.3 21.0*
   College or trade diploma 28.0 14.1*
   University, graduate, or professional 18.4 23.1*
Total household income   
   <$20,000 13.6 9.9*
   >$20,000 to <$40,000 20.4 17.0*
   >$40,000 to <$60,000 19.8 20.3
   >$60,000 to <$80,000 17.3 16.5
   >$80,000 to <$100,000 12.0 15.8*
   >$100,000 17.0 20.5*
Residence   
   City or urban area --- 72.9
   Suburban area --- 13.8
   Town or village --- 9.1
   Rural area --- 4.3
Mean household size 2.7 2.9
Median household size --- 3.0
Mean # children in household --- 0.9
  1. * Proportion of respondents significantly different than the Waterloo Region residents, P < 0.05
  2. Survey respondents reported with which cultural group they most identified. No comparable information was available from the 2001 Canadian Census.
  3. No comparable information was available from the 2001 Canadian Census.