Table 2
Number and percentage reporting social isolation, by selected characteristics and sex, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009

Table 2
Number and percentage reporting social isolation, by selected characteristics and sex, household population aged 45 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2008/2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of Number and percentage reporting social isolation. The information is grouped by Characteristic (appearing as row headers), Men, Women, Number ’000, % and 95% confidence interval, calculated using from and to units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Characteristic Men Women
Number ’000 % 95% confidence interval Number ’000 % 95% confidence interval
from to from to
Total 775 12.3 11.3 13.4 1,106 16.0Table 2 Note  15.0 17.2
Age group  
45 to 59 495 14.1Note * 12.3 16.0 636 17.4Note * Table 2 Note  15.7 19.3
60 to 74Table 2 Note  202 10.1 8.9 11.3 303 13.9Table 2 Note  12.7 15.2
75 or older 78 10.1 8.7 11.7 167 15.6Table 2 Note  14.1 17.3
Labour force participation  
45 to 74  
Yes 477 12.1 10.6 13.8 537 15.6Table 2 Note  13.9 17.3
NoTable 2 Note  298 12.6 11.3 14.0 568 16.5Table 2 Note  15.2 17.9
45 to 59  
Yes 399 12.9Note * 11.1 14.9 464 16.2Note * Table 2 Note  14.3 18.3
NoTable 2 Note  95 23.1 18.2 29.0 171 21.9 18.1 26.3
60 to 74  
Yes 77 9.4 7.6 11.5 73 12.4Table 2 Note  10.3 14.8
NoTable 2 Note  125 10.6 9.1 12.2 230 14.5Table 2 Note  13.0 16.1
Household education  
Postsecondary or higherTable 2 Note  501 11.4 10.1 12.7 707 16.0Table 2 Note  14.5 17.5
Less than postsecondary 255 14.8Note * 13.0 16.7 377 16.3 14.8 17.9
Marital status  
Single, never married 108 26.0Note * 21.3 31.3 95 22.4Note * 18.6 26.6
Married/Common-lawTable 2 Note  459 9.1 8.0 10.3 623 13.4Table 2 Note  12.0 14.9
Widowed, separated, divorced 207 25.5Note * 22.3 29.0 388 21.5Note * Table 2 Note  19.9 23.1
Living arrangements  
Alone 259 26.2Note * 23.5 29.1 326 21.1Note * Table 2 Note  19.6 22.7
With othersTable 2 Note  511 9.7 8.6 10.9 773 14.6Table 2 Note  13.3 15.9
Regular driver  
Yes 678 11.7Note * 10.6 12.9 779 14.8Note * Table 2 Note  13.7 16.1
NoTable 2 Note  97 19.2 16.2 22.6 326 20.0 18.1 22.0
Hearing difficulty  
NoneTable 2 Note  689 12.0 10.8 13.2 1,011 15.6Table 2 Note  14.5 16.8
Any hearing difficulty 72 14.7 12.1 17.8 82 23.2Note * Table 2 Note  19.1 27.7
Mild 40 15.8 12.2 20.2 38 22.6Note * 17.4 28.8
Moderate or severe 32 13.6 10.3 17.8 44 23.7Note * Table 2 Note  18.1 30.3
Hearing status  
Corrected 54 16.1 12.7 20.1 51 20.9 16.9 25.4
UncorrectedTable 2 Note  18 11.7Note E: Use with caution 8.3 16.1 31 29.1Table 2 Note  20.9 39.0
Moderate/Severe functional impairment  
Vision  
Yes 17Note E: Use with caution 18.3Note E: Use with caution 11.9 27.0 36 26.5Note * 20.5 33.5
NoTable 2 Note  754 12.2 11.1 13.3 1,066 15.9Table 2 Note  14.8 17.0
Speech  
Yes Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
NoTable 2 Note  774 12.3 11.2 13.4 1,104 16.0Table 2 Note  15.0 17.1
Mobility  
Yes 37 16.7Note * 13.2 21.0 110 25.7Note * Table 2 Note  22.5 29.2
NoTable 2 Note  738 12.1 11.1 13.3 995 15.4Table 2 Note  14.3 16.6
Dexterity  
Yes Note F: too unreliable to be published Note F: too unreliable to be published Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 8Note E: Use with caution 27.2Note E: Use with caution 16.4 41.6
NoTable 2 Note  774 12.3 11.3 13.5 1,098 16.0Table 2 Note  15.0 17.1
Pain  
Yes 157 17.0Note * 14.3 20.2 331 23.7Note * Table 2 Note  21.1 26.5
NoTable 2 Note  618 11.5 10.4 12.7 773 14.1Table 2 Note  12.9 15.3
Emotion  
Yes 100 43.0Note * 36.3 49.9 137 52.0Note * 45.8 58.1
NoTable 2 Note  672 11.1 10.1 12.2 967 14.6Table 2 Note  13.6 15.7
Cognition  
Yes 103 27.9Note * 22.1 34.5 151 34.5Note * 28.7 40.8
NoTable 2 Note  672 11.3 10.3 12.5 954 14.8Table 2 Note  13.8 15.8
Incontinence  
Yes 35 14.2 11.2 17.9 117 22.3Note * Table 2 Note  19.3 25.5
NoTable 2 Note  739 12.2 11.1 13.4 989 15.5Table 2 Note  14.5 16.7
Fear of falling  
Yes 67 15.3Note * 12.9 18.0 184 19.5Note * Table 2 Note  17.4 21.8
NoTable 2 Note  707 12.1 11.0 13.3 921 15.5Table 2 Note  14.4 16.7
Daily stress  
High (quite a bit /extremely stressful) 204 16.7Note * 14.2 19.5 343 22.8Note * Table 2 Note  19.9 26.0
LowTable 2 Note  (not at all/not very/a bit stressful) 570 11.2 10.1 12.5 762 14.2Table 2 Note  13.1 15.3
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