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Table 2 Social participation by region and gender

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

Activity Canadian region
  British Columbia Prairies Ontario Quebec Atlantic Canada
n = 2042 n = 3741 n = 3496 n = 2730 n = 4265 n = 16,274
W M Total W M Total W M Total W M Total W M Total W M Total
% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
[95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI] [95% CI]
Family / friends 5.2ab 4.9a 5.0AB 5.4ab 5.4a 5.4B 4.9ab 4.8a 4.8AB 4.3b 4.4a 4.3A 4.6b 4.4a 4.5A 4.8 4.8 4.8
[4.8,5.6] [4.5,5.3] [4.8,5.3] [5.1,5.7] [5.0,6.0] [5.1,5.6] [4.6,5.2] [4.5,5.1] [4.6,5.0] [4.0,5.0] [4.1,4.8] [4.1,4.6] [4.3,4.9] [4.1,4.7] [4.3,4.8] [4.7,5.0] [4.6,4.9] [4.7,4.9]
Religious 2.1a 2.0a 2.1A 3.1ab 2.5ab†† 2.8BC 2.9bc 2.7ab 2.8C 2.6a 2.3ab 2.5AB 3.5c 2.9b††† 3.2C 2.8 2.5††† 2.7
[1.8,2.4] [1.6,2.3] [1.8,2.3] [2.8,3.3] [2.3,3.0] [2.7,3.0] [2.7,3.1] [2.4,3.0] [2.6,3.0] [2.4,3.0] [2.1,2.5] [2.3,2.6] [3.3,3.7] [2.7,3.1] [3.1,3.4] [2.7,2.9] [2.3,2.6] [2.6,2.7]
Physical 2.8b 2.6abc 2.7A 2.2a 2.8a†† 2.4A 2.0ab 2.2bc 2.1A 2.3ab 2.5abc 2.3A 1.8ab 2.0c 1.9A 2.2 2.4 2.3
[2.3,3.2] [2.3,3.0] [2.4,3.0] [1.9,2.5] [2.5,3.0] [2.2,2.7] [1.8,2.2] [1.9,2.5] [1.9,2.0] [1.9,3.0] [2.1,2.8] [2.1,2.6] [1.6,2.0] [1.8,2.3] [1.7,2.1] [2,2.3.0] [2.2,2.6] [2.2,2.4]
Volunteering 1.5a 1.5ab 1.5B 1.5ab 1.6ab 1.5AB 1.3ab 1.2ab 1.3AB 1.3a 1.5a 1.4B 1.4b 1.5b 1.5A 1.4 1.4 1.4
[1.3,1.8] [1.2,1.8] [1.3,1.7] [1.4,1.7] [1.3,2.0] [1.4,1.7] [1.1,1.5] [1.0,1.4] [1.1,1.0] [1.1,2.0] [1.2,1.8] [1.2,1.6] [1.2,1.6] [1.3,1.8] [1.3,1.6] [1.3,1.5] [1.3,1.5] [1.3,1.5]
Educational 1.2a 1.1a 1.2A 1.1a 1.1a 1.1A 1.0a 0.9a 1.0A 1.1a 1.0a 1.0B 0.8a 0.8a 0.8AB 1.1 1.0 1.0
[1.1,1.4] [0.9,1.3] [1.1,1.3] [1.0,1.2] [0.9,1.0] [1.0,1.2] [0.9,1.1] [0.8,1.0] [0.9,1.0] [0.9,1.0] [0.8,1.1] [0.9,1.2] [0.7,0.9] [0.6,0.9] [0.7,0.8] [1.0,1.1] [0.9,1.0] [1.0,1.1]
Associations 1.1a 0.9a 1.0A 1.1a 1.0a 1.1A 0.8a 0.9a 0.9A 0.7a 0.7a 0.7A 0.8a 0.9a 0.9A 0.9 0.9 0.9
[0.9,1.2] [0.7,1.1] [0.9,1.1] [0.9,1.3] [0.8,1.0] [0.9,1.2] [0.7,1.0] [0.7,1.0] [0.8,1.0] [0.5,1.0] [0.6,0.9] [0.6,0.8] [0.7,0.9] [0.7,1.0] [0.8,1.0] [0.8,0.9] [0.8,0.9] [0.8,0.9]
Clubs 0.6a 0.7a 0.6A 0.8a 1.0a 0.9A 0.6a 0.7a 0.7A 1.1a 1.2a 1.1A 0.7a 1.0a†† 0.8A 0.8 0.9 0.8
[0.4,0.7] [0.5,0.9] [0.5,0.7] [0.7,1.0] [0.8,1.0] [0.8,1.0] [0.5,0.7] [0.6,0.8] [0.6,1.0] [0.9,1.0] [0.9,1.4] [1.0,1.3] [0.6,0.8] [0.8,1.2] [0.7,0.9] [0.7,0.8] [0.8,1.0] [0.8,0.9]
Other recreational 1.6a 1.5a 1.5A 1.8a 1.7a 1.8AB 1.6a 1.5a 1.6AB 1.7a 1.3a 1.5AB 2.1 1.8a 1.9B 1.7 1.5†† 1.6
[1.4,1.9] [1.2,1.7] [1.4,1.7] [1.7,2.0] [1.4,2.0] [1.6,1.9] [1.4,1.8] [1.3,1.7] [1.4,2.0] [1.5,2.0] [1.1,1.5] [1.4,1.7] [1.8,2.3] [1.6,2.0] [1.8,2.1] [1.6,1.8] [1.4,1.6] [1.5,1.7]
Total 16.0a 14.8a 15.5A 16.6a 16.6a 16.6A 15.0a 14.7a 14.9A 14.9a 14.8a 14.8A 15.5a 15.1a 15.3A 15.4 15.1 15.2
  [14.9,17.1] [13.7,15.9] [14.6,16.3] [15.8,17.3] [15.7,18] [15.9,17.3] [14.4,15.7] [13.9,15.6] [14.3,15.0] [13.6,16.0] [13.7,15.9] [14.0,15.7] [14.9,16.2] [14.3,15.9] [14.8,15.9] [14.9,15.9] [14.6,15.5] [14.9,15.6]
  1. Cells that share a letter are not significantly different (p > 0.05, Bonferroni adjusted): lowercase between W/Regions; lowercase italic between M/Regions; uppercase between Regions. † Men are significantly different than women († p < 0.05, †† p < 0.01, ††† p < 0.001). n is the unweighted sample size after removing missing observations