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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants. Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 2007–2014

From: Stable prevalence of chronic back disorders across gender, age, residence, and physical activity in Canadian adults from 2007 to 2014

Variable 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Gender
 Men 49.9 50.1 50.0 50.0 49.9 49.9 49.9 49.9
 Women 50.1 49.9 50.0 50.0 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.1
Age group
 18–34 34.6 34.6 34.1 34.1 34.5 34.3 35.2 34.3
 35–49 35.0 34.4 34.0 33.5 32.1 31.4 31.1 30.6
 50–65 30.4 31.0 31.9 32.4 33.4 34.3 33.8 35.1
Location
 Urban 82.4 82.2 82.7 82.7 82.7 82.1 82.8 82.2
 Rural 17.6 17.8 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.9 17.2 17.8
Province
 Ontario 39.1 39.0 39.0 38.9 38.9 38.9 39.0 38.7
 Quebec 23.6 23.4 23.2 23.3 23.3 23.1 23.1 23.3
 British Columbia 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.0
 Alberta 10.6 10.7 10.9 11.2 11.2 11.4 11.5 11.9
 Manitoba 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3
 Saskatchewan 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9
 Nova Scotia 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6
 New Brunswick 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0
 Newfoundland and Labrador 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
 Prince Edward Island 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
 Northern Territories 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
PA levela
 Active 25.4 25.7 27.8 27.6 28.9 29.2 30.2 29.5
 Moderate 25.3 25.5 25.3 25.8 26.3 25.8 26.0 25.2
 Inactive 46.8 46.6 44.7 44.8 43.1 43.4 41.9 43.5
 Not-stated 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7
CBD Prevalence
 Crude 18.7 22.7 18.9 19.0 18.7 18.1 18.7 17.7
 Age-standardized 19.0 23.0 19.2 19.2 18.8 18.2 18.9 17.8
N 21,415,922 21,634,104 21,960,978 22,214,827 22,398,160 22,583,367 22,760,062 22,860,912
  1. aPA level: Transportation and leisure physical activity level. Northern Territories: Combined Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut Territories