Table 1

Variables description and summary statistics

Variables description

Mean

S.D


Fruits & vegetables

daily consumption of fruits and vegetables (frequency)

4.95

2.72

Age 18-29

age between 18 to 29

0.23

0.42

Age 30-39

age between 30 to 39

0.20

0.40

Age 40-49

age between 40 to 49

0.23

0.42

Age 50-59

age between 50 to 59

0.20

0.40

Age 60-69

age between 60 to 69

0.13

0.34

Male

gender is male

0.50

0.50

Female

Gender is female

0.50

0.50

Married

married/living with a partner/common-law

0.64

0.48

Separated

widowed/separated/divorced

0.10

0.30

Single

never married

0.25

0.43

Less secondary education

completed education is less than secondary

0.12

0.32

Secondary education

completed education is secondary

0.16

0.37

Some post secondary

completed education is some post secondary

0.09

0.28

Post secondary

completed education is post secondary

0.59

0.49

Low income

household income ( less than $30,000)

0.20

0.40

Low middle income

household income ($30,000-$49,999)

0.15

0.36

High middle income

household income ($50,000-$79,999)

0.14

0.35

High income

household income ($80,000 or more)

0.35

0.48

Strong social interaction

sense of belonging to community (strong)

0.60

0.49

Weak social interaction

sense of belonging to community (weak)

0.36

0.48

Have kids

household with kids

0.47

0.50

No kids

no kids in household

0.44

0.50

Current smoker

daily/occasional smoker

0.24

0.43

Former smoker

former daily/occasional smoker

0.38

0.48

Never smoker

never smoked

0.36

0.48

Immigrants

country of birth is not Canada

0.22

0.41

Non immigrants

country of birth is Canada

0.75

0.43

Quebec

province of residence is Quebec

0.23

0.42

Ontario

province of residence is Ontario

0.39

0.48

British Columbia

province of residence is British Columbia

0.13

0.34

Atlantic provinces

province of residence is New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador

0.07

0.25

Western provinces

province of residence is Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

0.16

0.37

N

93,719


The statistics are weighted using the CCHS sampling weights.

Azagba and Sharaf Nutrition Journal 2011 10:118   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-118

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