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Table 1 Sociodemographic Characteristics of the Samples

From: Comparing population health in the United States and Canada

  Canada (%) United States (%)
Age, Years   
18-24 13.2 11.6
25-29 8.3 8.3
30-34 9.0 10.8
35-39 10.6 10.2
40-44 11.2 11.4
45-49 10.6 9.8
50-54 8.6 9.3
55-59 8.1 7.3
60-64 4.8 5.2
65-69 4.9 4.8
70-74 4.0 4.4
75-79 3.2 3.7
80-85 3.5 3.2
Females 50.9 52.0
Education, Grade   
<12 19.7 11.8
12+ 80.3 88.2
White
Household income quintiles
82.1 81.8
Lowest 17.0 15.3
Lower middle 17.5 16.4
Middle 16.1 14.5
Upper middle 17.6 15.2
Highest 16.0 14.8
Missing 15.9 23.9
Body Mass Index   
Underweight 2.8 2.2
Normal Weight 47.8 43.2
Overweight 34.0 33.9
Obese 15.3 20.7
Current smoker 24.9 22.4
  1. Note. Weighted percentages
  2. Source: Sanmartin, Ng, Blackwell, Gentleman, Martinez & Simile [19]