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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada
Table D-13
Social competence – Percent and standard errors (SE) of children reported to often show independence in dressing by child and family characteristics at age 5
  Often independent in dressing
Percent
Standard error (SE)
Total (n=3,884)
82.4
0.87
Sex of child (n=3,884)
Female
86.81
1.09
Male
78.2
1.36
Household income level (n=3,884)
Below low income cut-off (LICO) (level 1)
80.8
2.13
LICO to less than 2 times LICO (level 2)
81.7
1.49
Two times LICO to less than 3 times LICO (level 3)
85.6
1.28
Three times LICO or above (level 4)
80.8
1.92
Parent education level (n=3,824)
High school or less
82.2
1.54
More than high school
82.7
1.01
Family structure (n=3,884)
One-parent family
83.3
2.04
Two-parent family
82.3
0.94
Country of birth of parent (n=3,806)
Parent born outside Canada
78.4
2.18
Parent born in Canada
83.3
0.93
Kindergarten attendance (n=3,809)
Not in kindergarten
83.5
3.47
In kindergarten
82.2
0.89
Community size (n=3,884)
Rural (level 1)
84.5
2.43
Under 30,000 (level 2)
83.7
1.70
30,000 to under 100,000 (level 3)
84.2
2.39
100,000 to under 500,000 (level 4)
82.5
2.12
500,000 and over (level 5)
80.8
1.37
Province of residence (n=3,884)
Newfoundland and Labrador
83.9
2.33
Prince Edward Island
85.8
2.86
Nova Scotia
82.5
1.98
New Brunswick
89.52
1.69
Quebec
83.2
1.83
Ontario
81.7
1.54
Manitoba
83.9
2.19
Saskatchewan
83.2
2.16
Alberta
83.4
2.19
British Columbia
80.5
2.17
1. Statistically significant and substantive difference between levels.
2. Statistically significant and substantive difference between New Brunswick and Ontario, British Columbia. No other provincial differences were significant at p<0.001.
Notes
Statistical significance: p<0.01 for differences between 2 levels of sex of child.
Statistical significance: p<0.001 for differences among 10 levels of province of residence (nominal significance level of p<0.05 adjusted for multiple comparisons).
Substantive differences are defined as percentage differences of 5 points or more.
Numbers vary due to missing data for some child and family characteristics.
LICO refers to the low income cut-off.
Data source: Statistics Canada, National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, 2002/2003.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2006, Readiness to Learn at School Among Five-year-old Children in Canada, Number 4 in the Children and Youth Research Paper Series, catalogue number 89-599-XWE2006004.