Table 3
Linear regression results for scope of use, home Internet users1 aged 18 and older, Canada, 2007

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Linear regression results for scope of use, home Internet users aged 18 and older, Canada, 2007
User characteristic Coefficient (B)
Age 2  
(Per 1 year increase in age) -0.102 **
Female -1.053 **
High school (or less)†  
Some post-secondary 1.379 **
Household income 2 , 3  
(Per 1 unit increase in log (base 10) of household income) 0.948 **
Years Internet experience  
Less than 5 years†  
5 years or more 3.379 **
Connection type  
Low speed†  
High speed 1.972 **
Labour force status  
In the labour force†  
Out of the labour force 0.265
Location 4  
Urban (CMA or CA)†  
Rural (non-CMA or CA) -0.252 **
Reference group
Statistically significant at the 99% confidence level (p < 0.01)
Includes individuals who used the Internet from home in the 12 months preceding the survey and who had a home Internet connection at the time of the survey.
Age and income were entered in the model as continuous control variables, and therefore no reference groups are displayed. The coefficients listed are associated with a 1-unit increase in the value of these variables.
Household income was logarithimically transformed (base 10) so that it approximated a normal distribution.
'Urban' is defined as consisting of all Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) and Census Agglomerations (CA). 'Rural' includes all areas outside of CMAs and CAs.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Internet Use Survey, 2007.