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Table 1 Socioeconomic profile by region

From: Social participation in older women and men: differences in community activities and barriers according to region and population size in Canada

  Canadian region
B.C. Prairies Ontario Quebec Atlantic Canada
n = 2042 n = 3741 n = 3496 n = 2730 n = 4265 n = 16,274
Continuous variables Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
[95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI]
Age (years) 74.6B 74.7B 74.7B 74.3A 74.3A 74.5
[74.4,74.8] [74.6,74.9] [74.5,74.8] [74.1,74.4] [74.1,74.4] [74.5,74.6]
Income (CAD) 49998B 50056B 54275B 38159A 40087A 47,822
[45928,54067] [47103,53010] [50730,57819] [35610,40707] [37664,42511] [46057,49587]
Categorical variables % % % % % %
[95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI]
Women 53.3B 54.5A 54.9A 55.9A 55.1A 51.9
[53.3,53.3] [54.5,54.5] [54.9,54.9] [55.9,55.9] [55.1,55.1] [51.9,51.9]
Education
 Less than high school 27.7 37.4A 37.9A 54.6 47.6 41.3
[24.9,30.6] [35.0,39.9] [35.4,40.5] [51.5,57.7] [45.0,50.2] [39.9,42.7]
 High school 18.4B 15.2B 18.0B 10.9A 11.7a 15.4
[16.0,20.9] [13.5,16.9] [16.2,19.9] [9.1,12.7] [10.3,13.1] [14.5,16.4]
 College or higher 53.8 47.3B 44.0AB 34.5 40.7a 43.3
[50.4,57.3] [44.7,50.0] [41.4,46.7] [31.9,37.1] [38.3,43.0] [41.9,44.6]
Driver’s license 77.7B 82.0 73.3AB 71.3A 76.2B 74.9
[75.3,80.2] [80.3,83.7] [71.0,75.5] [69.0,73.6] [74.4,78.0] [73.8,76.1]
Transportation
 Car driver / passenger 83.7B 88.8B 84.2A 80.3 93.9a 84.8
[80.7,86.8] [87.1,90.5] [81.7,86.7] [77.1,83.5] [92.6,95.1] [83.5,86]
 Walking or cycling 11.0B 7.0A 10.8AB 13.8AB 3.8 10.4
[8.4,13.6] [5.7,8.3] [8.9,12.7] [11.2,16.5] [2.9,4.8] [9.3,11.4]
 Transit, accessible transit, taxi & wheelchair 5.2A 4.2A 5.0A 5.8A 2.3 4.9
[3.6,6.9] [3.2,5.2] [3.8,6.2] [4.3,7.3] [1.5,3.1] [4.3,5.5]
Retired 91.8AB 90.0B 89.6B 94.2A 94.2A 91.5
[90.0,93.5] [88.4,91.6] [88.0,91.1] [92.8,95.5] [93.2,95.3] [42.1,43.6]
Population size group
 Rural area 10.3AB 5.5A 16.8B 20.5B 29.5 16.1
[4.2,16.3] [3.4,7.6] [13.5,20.1] [16.0,25.0] [25.7,33.4] [14.1,18.1]
 Small 6.8AB 5.0AB 2.2A 2.6AB 8.2b 3.8
[2.6,11.0] [2.7,7.3] [0.6,3.8] [0.5,4.6] [5.2,11.1] [2.7,4.9]
 Medium 13.6AB 11.8AB 9.1A 11.0AB 19.3b 11.4
[8.6,18.7] [7.7,15.9] [5.8,12.3] [6.9,15.1] [16.0,22.7] [9.5,13.2]
 Large 21.9AB 31.6B 25.0B 11.2A 42.9 23.4
[15.3,28.5] [26.6,36.6] [19.9,30.0] [7.1,15.3] [38.3,47.6] [20.9,25.9]
 Metropolitan 47.4A 46.2A 47.0A 54.7A 45.3
[4.2,39.2] [2.8,40.7] [2.9,41.4] [3.2,48.5] [‡,‡] [42.4,48.2]
Living alone 33.9B 35.3AB 36.4AB 39.1A 37.5AB 36.6
[31.1,36.7] [33.0,37.6] [34.4,38.4] [36.9,41.3] [36.0,39.1] [35.6,37.7]
Immigrant 41.5A 21.5 41.1A 12.4 5.9 28.4
[37.9,45.0] [19.3,23.7] [37.6,44.5] [9.7,15.0] [5.0,6.9] [26.8,29.9]
At least one chronic disease 90.8A 92.0A 91.3A 90.8A 92.9A 91.3
[73.1,78.2] [77.6,81.0] [75.9,80.1] [74.2,78.1] [80.4,83.8] [90.6,92.0]
  1. Cells that share an uppercase letter are not significantly different (p > 0.05, Bonferroni adjusted); n is the unweighted sample size; ‡ no observation