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Table 3 Sociodemographic and Health-Related Characteristics of Women and Men in the 2009 General Social Survey by Self-Rated Health Status, Weighted Number and (%)

From: Perceived discrimination and self-rated health in Canada: an exploratory study

Characteristic Self-rated health status  
Excellent/good Fair/poor p value
Number (%) Number (%)  
Sex      
 Female 8,524 (87.1) 1,269 (13.0) <0.0001
 Male 8,550 (89.6) 989 (10.4)  
Age group (in years)      
 15 to 34 5,951 (93.5) 413 (6.5) <0.0001
 35 to 54 6,384 (90.4) 678 (9.6)  
 55 and older 4,739 (80.3) 1,166 (19.8)  
Marital status      
 Married or common-law 11,000 (89.2) 1,308 (10.8) <0.0001
 Widowed, separated, divorced, or single 6,256 (86.8) 948 (13.4)  
Education      
 High school or less 5,225 (83.4) 1,040 (16.6) <0.0001
 More than high school 12,000 (90.8) 1,198 (9.2)  
Annual household income      
 0 to $19,999 727 (72.1) 282 (27.9) <0.0001
 $20,000 to $49,999 3,028 (83.7) 588 (16.3)  
 $50,000 or more 9,952 (92.2) 847 (7.8)  
 Unknown or not stated 3,368 (86.2) 541 (13.8)  
Visible minority      
 Yes 2,303 (89.6) 267 (10.4) 0.14
 No 15,000 (88.2) 1,965 (11.8)  
Aboriginal      
 Yes 480 (84.0) 91 (16.0) 0.003
 No 17,000 (88.5) 2,166 (11.6)  
Immigration Status      
 Recent immigrant 977 (93.3) 70 (6.7) 0.0001
 Non-recent immigrant 2,556 (86.7) 392 (13.3)  
 Canadian-born 13,000 (88.3) 1,777 (11.7)  
Religious attendance      
 Once per week 3,057 (87.5) 438 (12.5) 0.14
 Less than once per week 6,842 (89.0) 847 (11.0)  
 Not at all 7,014 (88.2) 936 (11.8)  
Region of residence      
 Rural 3,112 (86.1) 503 (13.9) <0.0001
 Urban 14,000 (88.8) 1,755 (11.2)  
Daily activities limited by physical condition      
 Always or often 493 (43.1) 651 (56.9) <0.0001
 Sometimes 782 (66.6) 393 (33.4)  
 Never 16,000 (93.0) 1,193 (7.0)  
Daily activities limited by a psychological, emotional, or mental health condition      
 Always or often 105 (47.8) 115 (52.3) <0.0001
 Sometimes 272 (64.4) 151 (35.6)  
 Never 17,000 (89.5) 1,959 (10.5)  
Alcohol consumption      
 Regular use 7,766 (91.8) 698 (8.2) <0.0001
 Rarely or never used 9239 (85.7) 1,541 (14.3)  
Illicit drug use      
 Regular use 590 (85.1) 104 (14.9) 0.05
 Rarely or never used 16,000 (88.5) 2,136 (11.5)  
Stress level, most days      
 High stress 3,774 (83.3) 756 (16.7) <0.0001
 Low stress 13,000 (89.9) 1,478 (10.1)  
Intimate partner violence, in past 5 years      
 Yes 2159 (84.4) 399 (15.6) <0.0001
 No 15,000 (89.7) 1825 (10.3)