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Table 5 Sample Characteristics for Independent Variables: Population aged 18 or over in Ontario (all respondents, n = 32,598)

From: Alternative health care consultations in Ontario, Canada: A geographic and socio-demographic analysis

Variable   Variable  
Sex   Has a Chronic Condition  
Male 14,999 (46.0%) Yes 25,058 (76.9%)
Female 17,599 (54.0%) No 7,540 (23.1%)
Age   Self-Perceived Health  
18-34 8,399 (25.8%) Excellent/very good 18,968 (58.2%)
35-49 8,948 (27.4%) Good 9,041 (27.7%)
50-64 8,099 (24.8%) Fair/poor 4,589 (14.1%)
65 and over 7,152 (21.9%) Unmet health care needs  
Marital Status   Yes 4,032 (12.4%)
Single 7,013 (21.5%) No 28,566 (87.6%)
Married/common Law 18,818 (57.7%) Rural Residence  
Separated/divorced/widowed 6,767 (20.8%) Urban 26,213 (80.4%)
Education   Rural 6,385 (19.6%)
Less than high school 5,851 (17.9%) Place of Residence  
High school 5,862 (18.0%) CMA/CA 25,148 (77.1%)
College or trades 13,671 (41.9%) Strongly Influenced MIZ 2,827 (8.7%)
University 7,214 (22.1%) Moderately Influenced MIZ 2,731 (8.4%)
Household Income   Weakly/Not Influenced MIZ 1,892 (5.8%)
Under $20,000 4,230 (13.0%)   
$20,000 to $49,999 10,440 (32.0%)   
$50,000 to $79,999 8,277 (25.4%)   
$80,000 and over 9,651 (29.6%)