Skip to main content

Table 1 Population Characteristics (n = 9572)

From: Associations between measures of socio-economic status, beliefs about back pain, and exposure to a mass media campaign to improve back beliefs

Characteristic N (%)
Age category
 18–24 447 (4.9)
 25–34 1175 (12.9)
 35–39 933 (10.2)
 40–44 1384 (15.2)
 45–54 1912 (21.0)
 55–64 1891 (20.7)
 65+ 1375 (15.1)
 Not reported 455
Occupation
 Manual workers 864 (9.7)
 Office workers 1636 (18.4)
 Sales & services workers 816 (9.2)
 Professional, Science & Technology workers 1637 (18.4)
 Other (Homemaker/Student/Retired/Unemployed) 3928 (44.2)
 Not reported 691
Income category
 $ 19.999 or less 445 (5.9)
 $ 20.000–39.999 1124 (14.9)
 $ 40.000–59.999 1344 (17.8)
 $ 60.000–79.999 1187 (15.7)
 $ 80.000–99.999 1025 (13.6)
 $ 100.000 or more 2431 (32.2)
 Not reported 2016
Employment
 Employed (full-time or part-time) 2256 (51.7)
 Other (Homemaker/Student/Retired/Unemployed) 2106 (48.3)
 Not reported 5210
Number of people in household, mean (SD) 2.75 (1.49)
 Range (Min-Max) 1–13
 Not reported 5132
Type of survey
 Phone-based 4500 (47.0)
 Web-based 5072 (53.0)
Sex
 Female 5271 (55.1)
Region
 Edmonton/Calgary (Urban) 6417 (67.0)
Language
 English/French (Native) 4679 (92.7)
 Not reported 4526
Marital status
 Single 1529 (16.2)
 Married/common law union 6430 (68.2)
 Other (Divorced/Separated/Widowed) 1473 (15.6)
 Not reported 140
Agree with ‘Stay Active’ 6471 (67.6)
 Not reported 1
Exposed to campaign 2409 (42.2)
 Not reporteda 3868
Education
 High School Diploma or Lower 2557 (27.1)
 College or Technical Training 3719 (39.4)
 University Education 3168 (33.5)
 Not reported 128
  1. aLarge number of missing data on reported campaign exposure, because this question was not asked in all survey years