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Table 11
Impacts of change: Mid-life stage (aged 45 to 64), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Employment Health Care of a sick or disabled person
percentage
Perception of change
Negative 50 27* 56 49
Neither positive nor negative 4E 7E 6E 16E*
Positive 45 66* 38 35
Contacts gained or lost due to change1
Gained 24 54* 35* 46*
Lost 24 49* 31 25
Financial situation due to change
Worse 41 38 38 x
Same 20 27 55* 66*
Better 39 35 7E* x
Employment situation due to change
Worse 27 31 30 x
Same 45 17* 64* 78*
Better 29 52* 7E* x
Physical health due to change
Worse 23 19 49* x
Same 58 51 20* 64
Better 19 30* 31* x
Mental health due to change
Worse 22 14 30 38*
Same 50 45 43 52
Better 29 41* 28 10E*
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report both a gain and a loss in social contacts due to the change of greatest impact.
Notes: This table includes respondents aged 45 to 64 who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Due to rounding, percentage totals may not add up to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.