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Table 1 Life satisfaction, household income, health behaviours, and selected socio-demographic factors of Canadians aged 12 years and older, Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009–10 (n = 74,577)

From: A life satisfaction approach to valuing the impact of health behaviours on subjective well-being

Dependent variableMean95% Confidence Interval
 Life satisfaction (0–10)8.968.94–8.98
Explanatory variable
 Household Income (CAD)71,97571,236-72,713
Frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption (daily)5.034.98–5.07
 Percentage (%)95% Confidence Interval
Leisure time physical activity
 Active27.426.8–27.9
 Moderately active25.424.9–25.9
 Inactive47.246.6–47.8
Type of smoker
 Daily17.216.8–17.7
 Occasionally5.14.8–5.4
 Not at all77.777.2–78.1
Marital status
 Married39.538.9–40.0
 Common-law10.29.9–10.5
 Widowed6.66.4–6.9
 Separated3.83.6–4.0
 Divorced87.7–8.3
 Single31.931.3–32.5
Self-perceived health
 Poor2.52.4–2.7
 Fair8.68.3–8.9
 Good28.227.7–28.7
 Very good38.237.7–38.7
 Excellent22.521.9–22.9
Self-perceived mental health
 Poor1.030.93–1.15
 Fair4.564.32–4.80
 Good20.720.3–21.2
 Very good36.936.4–37.5
 Excellent36.736.2–37.3
Home ownership
 Yes67.867.1–68.5
 No32.231.5–32.9
Province/territory of residence
 Newfoundland and Labrador1.521.47–1.58
 Prince Edward Island0.440.42–0.46
 Nova Scotia2.972.89–3.06
 New Brunswick2.372.30–2.43
 Quebec26.426.0–26.8
 Ontario36.135.7–36.5
 Manitoba3.553.43–3.67
 Saskatchewan2.872.79–2.96
 Alberta10.510.3–10.7
 British Columbia13.112.8–13.3
 Territories0.170.16–0.18