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Table A.1
Logistic regression models for avoidance and routine precautions presenting odds ratios for 25 to 54 year olds living in a CMA1

  Avoidance precautions Routine precautions
odds ratios
Sex
Male 1.0 1.0
Female 6.8* 5.5*
Perceptions of crime
Crime in your neighbourhood has increased in the last 5 years
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 1.6* 1.4*
Neighbourhood crime is higher compared to other areas
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 1.7* 1.5*
Perceptions of fear and safety
Worried when home alone
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 3.4* 2.7*
Victimization
Self-reported vicitimization in the last 12 months (including spouse/ex-spouse events)
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 1.1 1.3*
Demographics
Age (years) 1.01* 1.0
Postsecondary education
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 0.7* 1.0
Presence of child under 19 in the household
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 1.0 0.8*
Married/common-law
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 1.4* 1.1
Member of a visible minority
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 2.3* 1.3*
Household income
$0 to $29,999 3.2* 1.1
$30,000 to $49,999 3.3* 1.2
$50,000 to $79,999 3.3* 1.3
$80,000 to $99,999 2.2* 1.4
$100,000 and over 1.0 1.0
Income not stated 3.0* 1.1
Housing characteristics
Own residence
No 1.0 1.0
Yes 0.7* 1.3*
Length of residence in the neighbourhood
Less than 1 year 0.9 1.0
1 year to less than 5 years 1.0 1.3
5 to 10 years 1.0 1.0
More than 10 years 1.0 1.0

† reference group
* statistically significant difference at p < 0.05
1. Census Metropolitan Area.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2004.