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Table 1
Prevalence of selected characteristics of sample, household population aged 18 or older with plausible energy intake, Canada excluding territories, 2004

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Characteristic Sample size Estimated population
Number '000 %
Total 6,454 12,918 100.0
Body mass index
Obese 1,565 2,823 21.9
Not obese 4,889 10,094 78.1
Sex
Men 2,804 6,485 50.2
Woman 3,650 6,432 49.8
Age group
18 to 24 707 1,569 12.1
25 to 34 852 2,062 16.0
35 to 44 820 2,755 21.3
45 to 54 1,076 2,483 19.2
55 to 64 1,054 1,950 15.1
65 to 74 927 1,153 8.9
75 or older 1,018 946 7.3
Marital status
Married/Common-law 3,300 8,328 64.5
Widowed 920 693 5.4
Separated/Divorced 698 1,059 8.2
Never married 1,534 2,834 21.9
Education
Less than secondary graduation 1,670 2,406 18.8
Secondary graduation 1,120 2,335 18.3
Some postsecondary 592 1,169 9.1
Postsecondary graduation 3,033 6,874 53.8
Household income
First quintile (lowest) 1,263 2,124 16.4
Second quintile 1,249 2,328 18.0
Third quintile 1,151 2,506 19.4
Fourth quintile 1,143 2,493 19.3
Fifth quintile (highest) 1,131 2,464 19.1
Missing 517 1,002 7.8
Ethnic origin
White 5,837 10,736 83.1
Aborginal (off-reserve) 225 190 1.5
Other 392 1,992 15.4
Smoking status
Current smoker 1,565 3,238 25.1
Former smoker 2,003 3,697 28.6
Never smoked 2,884 5,973 46.3
Leisure-time physical activity
Inactive 3,751 7,652 59.2
Moderately active 1,576 3,093 23.9
Active 1,127 2,173 16.8
Source: 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition.