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Table 14
Impacts of change: Seniors (aged 65 and over), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Death of a loved one Health Care of a sick or disabled person
percentage
Perception of change
Negative 62 64 62
Neither positive nor negative x 6E x
Positive x 30 x
Contacts gained or lost due to change1
Gained 15E 20 22 52*
Lost 12E 13 15 18E
Financial situation due to change
Worse 61 13* x x
Same 17E 80* 80* 77*
Better 23E 7E* x x
Physical health due to change
Worse x 14 51* x
Same 67 80 27* 53
Better x 6E 22 x
Mental health due to change
Worse 22E 19 23 x
Same 66 75 63 58
Better 12E 6E 13E x
† 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 65 years and over 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.