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Table 2 Demographic characteristics comparing Ontario and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (n = 111,804)

From: A comparison of home care quality indicator rates in two Canadian provinces

  Overall (n = 111,804) Ontario (n = 102,554) WRHA (n = 9,250) p value
  % (n)  
Age
Mean (SD) 83.2 (7.6) 83.2 (7.6) 83.4 (7.4) 0.003
65–74 15.7 (17,560) 15.8 (16,224) 14.4 (1,336) 0.0007
75–84 40.2 (44,893) 40.0 (41,058) 41.5 (3,835)
85+ 44.1 (49,351) 44.1 (45,2721) 44.1 (4,079)
Sex
Female 68.6 (76,738) 68.3 (70,040) 72.4 (6,698) <0.0001
Marital status
Never married 4.6 (5,146) 4.3 (4,428) 7.8 (718) <0.0001
Married 34.7 (38,844) 35.3 (36,217) 28.4 (2,627)
Widowed/ separated/divorced 59.9 (66,974) 59.6 (61,139) 63.1 (5,835)
Other 0.8 (840) 0.8 (770) 0.8 (70)
Highest level of education
No schooling 2.0 (2,078) 2.1 (1,976) 1.1 (102) <0.0001
Eighth grade or less 23.8 (24,316) 23.8 (22,028) 24.7 (2,288)
Some high school/high school graduate 33.2 (33,899) 32.2 (29,841) 43.9 (4,058)
Post-Secondary education 21.5 (21,943) 21.6 (19,993) 21.1 (1,950)
Unknown 19.4 (19,761) 20.4 (18,909) 9.2 (852)