Table 2
Prevalence of poor self-reported health, by sex and length of time since arrival, immigrants aged 15 or older in 2000/ 2001, Waves 1 to 3, Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2001 to 2005

Table 2
Prevalence of poor self-reported health, by sex and length of time since arrival, immigrants aged 15 or older in 2000/ 2001, Waves 1 to 3, Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2001 to 2005
Table summary
This table displays the results of prevalence of poor self-reported health. The information is grouped by characteristics (appearing as row headers), men, women, six months, two years, four years, % and 95% confidence interval, from and to (appearing as column headers).
Characteristics Men Women
Six months Two years Four years Six months Two years Four years
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to from to from to from to
Total 2.2 1.8 2.8 3.7 3.1 4.4 5.4 4.7 6.3 3.8 3.2 4.4 7.2 6.4 8.1 10.7 9.7 11.7
Age group (Wave 1)  
15 to 24 2.6E 1.4 4.9 3.2E 1.8 5.6 3.0E 1.8 5.1 2.3E 1.2 4.4 3.5E 2.0 6.0 2.8E 1.7 5.0
25 to 44 1.7E 1.2 2.3 2.1 1.6 2.8 4.4 3.6 5.4 2.1 1.6 2.7 5.2 4.4 6.2 8.3 7.2 9.6
45 or older 3.5E 2.4 5.1 7.7 6.0 9.9 9.2 7.4 11.3 9.1 7.3 11.4 14.5 12.1 17.1 20.7 18.1 24.0
Language proficiency (Wave 1 to Wave 2)  
Persistently goodw 1.6E 1.1 2.3 2.7 2.1 3.5 4.0 3.3 5.0 1.7E 1.1 2.4 4.1 3.2 5.2 6.5 5.4 7.8
Gaining F F F 1.9E 1.0 3.5 4.6E 3.1 6.5 3.2E 2.1 5.0 4.4E 2.9 6.5 6.6 4.8 9.1
Losing F F F F F F 6.4E 3.4 11.6 F F F 7.1E 4.1 12.0 9.7E 6.0 15.4
Persistently poor 5.4E 3.7 7.8 9.2 6.9 12.1 12.4 9.8 15.6 8.4 6.9 10.3 14.9 12.7 17.3 21.2 18.8 23.7
GDP per capita in country of origin (Wave 1)  
L1 (lowest) F F F 5.1E 3.1 8.2 5.6E 3.6 8.6 5.5E 3.4 8.8 8.5E 5.4 13.1 10.2E 7.0 14.7
L2 2.6 1.9 3.4 4.1 3.3 5.1 6.0 5.0 7.2 3.8 3.1 4.7 8.6 7.4 9.8 12.7 11.3 14.1
L3 1.7E 1.0 3.0 2.5E 1.6 4.1 3.8E 2.7 5.4 3.6E 2.4 5.5 5.4E 3.9 7.5 7.1 5.4 9.3
L4 (highest) F F F 2.8E 1.6 4.8 5.2E 3.4 7.7 3.0E 1.8 4.9 2.7E 1.6 4.6 6.4E 4.5 9.0
Immigration class (Wave 1)  
Refugee 4.0E 2.6 6.2 5.7 4.1 7.9 9.7 7.4 12.8 8.4 6.0 11.5 9.6 7.4 12.3 15.5 12.5 19.2
Family 3.6E 2.4 5.4 7.1 5.3 9.4 7.5 5.7 9.8 5.3 4.1 6.8 9.2 7.6 11.0 13.4 11.6 15.5
Skilled workers (including business class) 1.7E 1.2 2.4 2.5 1.9 3.3 4.5 3.7 5.4 2.4 1.9 3.2 5.9 4.9 7.0 8.6 7.5 9.9
Visible minority status (Wave 1)  
Yes 2.2 1.7 2.9 3.8 3.1 4.6 5.7 4.9 6.6 3.8 3.2 4.5 7.7 6.7 8.8 11.7 10.6 13.0
No 2.2E 1.4 3.4 3.2E 2.2 4.7 4.5E 3.2 6.2 3.7E 2.5 5.4 5.2 3.8 7.1 6.5 4.9 8.6
Education at entry (Wave 1)                                    
Less than secondary graduation 3.4E 2.1 5.6 6.2E 4.3 8.9 7.1 5.2 9.7 8.8 6.8 11.3 11.5 9.2 14.3 16.0 13.4 19.2
Secondary graduation 3.0E 1.7 5.1 4.5E 2.7 7.5 7.3E 5.0 10.4 2.4E 1.4 4.1 8.3 6.2 11.0 14.1 11.2 17.5
Some postsecondary 2.9E 1.9 4.6 5.7E 4.0 8.1 5.2E 3.7 7.5 3.8E 2.7 5.4 5.9 4.5 7.9 9.5 7.6 11.8
University graduation 1.8E 1.2 2.8 2.4E 1.7 3.5 5.4 4.2 6.9 2.4E 1.6 3.5 5.1 3.9 6.7 8.6 7.1 10.4
Master's or more 1.4E 0.7 2.8 2.6E 1.7 3.9 3.9E 2.7 5.6 2.5E 1.3 4.5 8.0E 5.8 11.1 7.7E 5.5 10.6
Family income (Wave 2)  
No income 3.5E 2.3 5.4 5.5E 3.9 7.8 6.8 5.1 9.1 5.8 4.3 7.8 8.2 6.4 10.6 10.6 8.5 13.3
Low income 2.5E 1.8 3.5 3.6 2.7 4.7 6.3 5.1 7.6 4.0 3.1 5.1 8.4 7.0 10.0 12.4 10.7 14.3
High income 1.4E 0.9 2.2 2.9 2.1 4.0 3.9 2.9 5.1 2.8E 2.0 3.8 5.6 4.4 7.0 8.8 7.3 10.5
Missing F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F 11.6E 7.0 18.7
Health care access problem (Wave 2)  
No 2.1 1.7 2.7 3.2 2.6 3.9 5.2 4.4 6.0 3.4 2.8 4.2 5.7 4.9 6.6 9.2 8.2 10.3
Yes 2.9E 1.6 5.1 6.6E 4.5 9.5 7.2 5.1 10.1 5.4E 3.8 7.5 14.5 11.8 17.7 18.1 15.1 21.5
Job satisfaction (Wave 2)  
Not working 3.7 2.7 5.1 6.5 5.1 8.3 7.5 6.0 9.2 5.5 4.5 6.6 9.5 8.2 10.9 13.0 11.6 14.6
No F F F 4.7E 2.8 7.7 7.4E 5.1 10.7 F F F 8.6E 5.6 13.1 13.4E 9.4 18.6
Yes 1.6E 1.2 2.3 2.0 1.5 2.7 4.0 3.2 5.0 1.9E 1.3 2.7 4.1 3.1 5.3 7.2 6.0 8.7
Social participation (Wave 2)  
No 2.0E 1.3 3.2 3.4E 2.4 4.9 5.2 3.9 6.9 3.4E 2.4 4.9 6.8 5.4 8.7 8.7 7.1 10.7
Yes 2.3 1.8 3.0 3.8 3.1 4.6 5.5 4.7 6.5 3.9 3.2 4.7 7.3 6.4 8.4 11.3 10.2 12.6
Housing satisfaction (Wave 3)  
No/Don't know/Refused 3.2E 1.8 5.6 5.3E 3.3 8.5 8.9E 6.4 12.3 4.9 3.3 7.3 12.0 9.1 15.8 17.1 13.8 21.0
Yes 2.1 1.7 2.7 3.5 2.9 4.2 5.0 4.3 5.9 3.6 3.0 4.3 6.5 5.7 7.5 9.8 8.8 10.9
Social support (Wave 3)  
No F F F 4.8E 2.6 8.5 9.5E 6.3 14.1 5.1E 3.1 8.5 8.2E 5.5 12.6 16.0 11.7 21.5
Some 2.3 1.8 3.1 3.6 2.9 4.4 5.2 4.4 6.1 3.7 3.1 4.6 7.3 6.3 8.3 10.8 9.7 12.0
Lots F F F 3.6E 2.4 5.5 4.9E 3.5 6.9 3.4E 2.3 5.1 6.7 4.9 9.0 8.6 6.7 11.0
Friendliness of neighbours (Wave 3)  
No F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F 13.4E 8.2 21.0
Neutral 2.8E 1.8 4.2 4.0E 2.8 5.6 7.5 5.9 9.5 4.6 3.4 6.2 10.0 8.1 12.4 13.5 11.2 16.1
Yes 2.0 1.6 2.7 3.4 2.7 4.1 4.7 3.9 5.7 3.5 2.9 4.3 6.3 5.4 7.3 9.6 8.6 10.9
Perceived discrimination (Wave 3)  
No 2.4 1.9 3.2 3.8 3.1 4.7 4.6 3.8 5.5 4.0 3.3 4.8 6.7 5.8 7.7 10.3 9.2 11.5
Rarely F F F F F F 5.1E 3.1 8.2 2.7E 1.4 5.0 7.2E 4.8 10.8 11.3 8.1 15.4
Often/Always 1.9E 1.1 3.4 4.0E 2.8 5.8 8.5 6.6 10.9 3.6E 2.3 5.5 9.5 7.2 12.4 11.9 9.4 14.9
Residence (Wave 3)  
Toronto 2.1E 1.4 3.1 4.6 3.5 5.9 4.9 3.9 6.2 3.1 2.3 4.2 7.2 5.9 8.7 10.6 9.1 12.4
Vancouver 2.5E 1.5 4.2 5.0E 3.3 7.4 9.2 6.9 12.2 5.7 4.2 7.6 9.8 7.7 12.4 16.7 14.0 19.8
Montreal 2.6E 1.4 4.7 2.7E 1.5 4.8 4.4E 2.8 6.8 4.7E 3.1 7.1 5.9E 3.9 8.8 9.2 6.7 12.4
Calgary/Edmonton F F F 2.3E 1.3 4.1 5.2 3.4 8.0 3.8E 2.2 6.5 7.3E 5.0 10.5 8.9 6.4 12.1
Other 2.0E 1.2 3.2 2.1E 1.4 3.3 4.8E 3.5 6.6 3.0E 2.1 4.4 6.1 4.6 8.0 7.8 6.1 9.8
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
Source: Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, Waves 1, 2 and 3.
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