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Table A.7. Fair/poor general health by household incomea quintile, Canada and United States, 2002 to 2003
Income quintile Canada United States
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
1st (Poorest)
23.3*
19.8,
26.8
31.0*
27.4,
34.4
2nd
13.2
10.5,
15.8
15.8
13.0,
18.5
3rd
7.9
5.4,
10.4
9.3
6.9,
11.6
4th
8.6
6.0,
11.2
6.4
4.6,
8.2
5th (Richest)
4.4E
2.2,
6.7
7.0E
4.7,
9.3
Missing
11.9*
9.0,
14.8
16.2*
14.0,
18.5
Difference of Q1 and Q5
18.8
14.7,
23.0
24.0
19.8,
28.1
Notes:
i) Household population aged 18 and over.
ii) Missing data ("I don't know", "not stated", "refusal") have been excluded from the analysis (except for income due to the high level of missing cases).
a Household income adjusted for household size.
‡ Age-adjusted percents calculated using the projected 2000 United States standard population.
* Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States (p<0.05).
E Interpret with caution (high sampling variability).
Source: Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, 2002 to 2003.