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Table 3   Predicted probability, for seniors, of having done volunteer work in the previous year, Canada, 2005
Variable Predicted probability
percentage
Access to transportation
Has a driver’s licence and a vehicle1
32
Has a vehicle but no licence
15
Access to public transportation
21
No access to transportation
17
Sex
Male
23
Female1
31
Age
65 to 74 years1
27
75 to 84 years
n.s.
85 years and older
n.s.
Perceived health
Excellent or very good
n.s.
Good, fair or poor1
27
Activity limitations for transportation or leisure
Yes, often
18
Yes, sometimes
n.s.
No1
29
Living arrangements
Lives alone1
28
Lives with spouse only
n.s.
Lives with spouse and other people
n.s.
Other arrangement
n.s.
Total number of people considered close
0 to 4 people1
16
5 to 9 people
n.s.
10 to 20 people
34
More than 20 people
40
Highest level of education
Did not graduate from high school1
20
High school graduation
n.s.
College or trade school diploma
30
University degree
47
Household income
Less than $20,0001
27
$20,000 - $39,999
n.s.
$40,000 or more
n.s.
Owns residence
Yes
n.s.
No1
26
Born in Canada
Yes
n.s.
No1
22
Region of residence
Atlantic
n.s.
Quebec
n.s.
Ontario1
30
Prairies
n.s.
British Columbia
n.s.
1. Reference category.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey on time use, 2005.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2006, "Seniors' access to transportation, Canadian Social Trends, cat. no. 11-008-XWE.