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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (aged 45+) covered in the 2008/2009 CCHS-HA survey

From: Pain and self-rated health among middle-aged and older Canadians: an analysis of the Canadian community health survey―healthy aging

Characteristics Frequency Percentage (%)
Gender
 Male 12,557 43.60
 Female 16,243 56.40
 Total 28,800 100
Age categories, years
 45–54 4898 17.01
 55–64 8875 30.82
 65–74 6604 22.93
 75–84 4925 17.10
 85+ 3498 12.15
 Total 28,800 100
Educational level
 Less than secondary 9001 31.25
 Secondary graduation 4718 16.38
 Other post-secondary 1473 5.11
 Post-secondary graduation 13,608 47.25
 Total 28,800 100
Marital Status
 Married/common law 16,288 56.56
 Divorced/separate/widowed 10,359 35.97
 Never married 2153 7.48
 Total 28,800 100
Self-reported BMI
 Normal weight 11,413 39.63
 Underweight 524 1.82
 Overweight 10,798 37.49
 Obese 6065 21.06
 Total 28,800 100
Place of residence
 Urban 16,148 56.07
 Rural 12,652 43.93
 Total 28,800 100
Total household income, CAD
  < = $20,000 4349 15.10
 $20,000–$39,999 6760 23.47
 $40,000–$59,999 4609 16.00
 $60,000–$79,999 3097 10.75
 $80,000 or more 5397 18.75
 Not stated 4588 15.93
 Total 28,800 100
Self-rated health
 Poor health 5735 19.91
 Good health 23,065 80.09
 Total 28,800 100
Life stress
 No 13,861 48.13
 Yes 14,939 51.87
 Total 28,800 100
Presence of pain
 No 21,119 73.33
 Yes 7681 26.67
 Total 28,800 100
Depressive symptom
 No 24,742 85.91
 Yes 4058 14.09
 Total 28,800 100.00
Type of smoker
 Never/former smoker 24,633 85.53
 Daily 4167 14.47
 Total 28,800 100.00