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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of IBD sample

From: A national survey on the patterns of treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada

Characteristic  
Age, mean (range) 47 years (16 – 88)
Females, n (%) 1729 (61%)
Region, n (%)  
   Maritime Provinces 155 (6%)
   Quebec 464 (16%)
   Ontario 1307 (46%)
   Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) 636 (23%)
   West Coast (British Columbia, Territories) 266 (9%)
Education, n (%)  
   Less than high school diploma 268 (10%)
   High school diploma 482 (17%)
   Technical college or some university course 990 (35%)
   University degree 1046 (38%)
Employment status, n (%)  
   Employed 1814 (64%)
   Student 148 (5%)
   Homemaker 266 (9%)
   Unable to be employed due to illness 220 (8%)
   Retired 481 (17%)
   Other unemployed† 62 (2%)
Combined family pre-tax income, n (%)  
   <$20 K 174 (6%)
   21–40 K 444 (16%)
   41–60 K 474 (17%)
   61–80 K 423 (15%)
   >80 K 759 (27%)
   Did not answer 552 (19%)
Born in Canada, n (%) 2548 (91%)
  1. †For employment status, other unemployed includes never employed and unemployed not due to IBD