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Table 1 Demographic characteristicsa

From: Public opinions about supervised smoking facilities for crack cocaine and other stimulants

Characteristic Weighted percent Total survey Census Sample size; Design degrees of freedom p-value; Chi-squared degrees of freedom
Female 55.0 % 51.5 % 51.9 % 1035; 1029 0.049; 1
Age (years)   
  18 to 34 25.5 % 26.3 % 28.5 % 999; 993 0.012; 2
  35 to 54 39.2 % 41.7 % 40.4 %   
  55 and older 35.3 % 32.0 % 31.1 %   
Employment status   
  Employed 63.2 % 63.7 % 64.5 % 1020; 1014 0.654; 2
  Unemployed 4.5 % 5.1 % 4.1 %   
  Other (student, retired, homemaker, disability, etc.) 32.3 % 31.1 % 31.4 %   
Household income in the past year before taxes   
  Less than $30,000 13.0 % 11.4 % 12.6 % 730; 724 0.952; 3
  Between $30,000 and $49,999,99 16.1 % 15.6 % 16.6 %   
  Between $50,000 and $79,999,99 24.1 % 26.0 % 24.6 %   
  More than $80,000 46.8 % 47.0 % 46.1 %   
Highest level of education attained   
  Less than high school 10.5 % 10.6 % 18.6 % 1018; 1012 <0.001; 3
  Completed high school 20.4 % 21.2 % 27.8 %   
  Some post-secondary (college or university) 34.3 % 35.6 % 32.1 %   
  University degree 34.8 % 32.7 % 21.4 %   
Marital Status   
  Married/living with partner 71.0 % 69.1 % 62.9 % 1014; 1018 <0.001; 2
  Previously married (divorced, widowed, separated) 10.6 % 10.6 % 14.1 %   
  Never married 18.4 % 20.3 % 23.1 %   
Smoking Status    NA 1028; 1022  
  Current 17.9 % 18.6 %    
  Former 25.7 % 26.5 %    
  Never 56.4 % 54.9 %    
Religious Service Attendance, past 12 months    NA 969; 963  
  None 35.8 % 38.1 %    
  1 t0 6 times 29.3 % 27.7 %    
  7 or more times 34.9 % 34.2 %    
Alcohol use in the past 12 months 79.0 % 79.1 % NA 1031; 1025  
Cannabis use in the past 12 months 11.8 % 13.2 % NA 1033; 1027  
Fair or Poor Self-reported Health 9.6 % 10.5 % NA 1029; 1023  
Fair or Poor Self-reported Mental Health 6.2 % 5.7 % NA 1025; 1019  
Health care worker 6.8 % 6.1 % NA 908; 902  
Immigrant to Canada 27.2 % 27.5 % NA 1014; 1008  
Urban residence 80.3 % 82.9 % NA 1035; 1029  
  1. aProportions estimated from one-way tables using complex survey designs. Total survey sample size = 2037. Census estimates are from the 2006 Canadian Census individual microuse data (http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=95M0028X&ObjType=2) for Ontario population aged 18 and older using individual weighting factors. P-values compare values in the current sample to population estimates using Pearson’s chi-square test. NA denotes not available