Table 6
Reasons specified by respondents regarding unmet needs with everyday activities, Canada, 2006

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Reasons All everyday activities taken into account Meal Everyday housework Heavy household chores Appoint-
ments
Personal finances Childcare Personal Care Speciali-
zed nursing care
Moving around within the home
percentage
Applied for home care were turned down 3.1 5.6E 3.1E 2.4E 2.1E F x F 6.3E F
Presently on waiting list 1.7 2.3E 1.8E 1.0E 1.3E F x 2.4E 6.2E x
Not covered by insurance 5.1 8.6 5.2 4.3 4.0E 2.6E F 4.7E 3.6E F
Too expensive 29.4 26.5 36.9 29.5 19.3 19.6 43.6 22.3 21.4E 12.8E
Did not know where to obtain it 12.7 19.5 12.6 11.4 11.4 14.5 13.8E 10.4E 8.2E 12.3E
Help is not available in the area 5.9 6.5E 4.5 5.2 5.1 3.4E 4.9E 4.5E F F
Informal help is not available 12.4 13.4 7.9 9.8 12.1 7.2E 10.5E 5.4E F 6.2E
Other 29.7 22.9 22.5 23.0 20.0 22.1 18.7E 27.8 21.1E 17.7E
None selected 33.0 25.8 21.0 24.0 32.4 29.0 13.5E 31.0 30.8E 26.1E
Note: The Canada total excludes the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Source: Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2006.
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