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Table 1 Demographics by age groups

From: Determining the psychometric properties of a novel questionnaire to measure “preparedness for the future” (Prep FQ)

  All respondents (n = 502) Respondents age ≥ 60 (n = 218) Respondents age < 60 (n = 284) p values
Age mean ± SD (range) 53.0 ± 17.5 (19.0–87.0) 69.4 ± 5.5 (60.0–87.0) 40.4 ± 12.3 (19.0–59.0)  < .001
Gender     0.10
 Male 210 (41.8%) 103 (47.2%) 107 (37.7%)  
 Female 289 (57.6%) 114 (52.3%) 175 (61.6%)  
 Other 3 (0.6%) 1 (0.5%) 2 (0.7%)  
Province      < 0.001
 Alberta 47 (9.4%) 23 (10.6%) 24 (8.5%)  
 British Columbia 50 (10.0%) 28 (12.8%) 22 (7.7%)  
 Manitoba 12 (2.4%) 10 (4.6%) 2 (0.7%)  
 New Brunswick 27 (5.4%) 3 (1.4%) 24 (8.5%)  
 Newfoundland and Labrador 20 (4.0%) 3 (1.4%) 17 (6.0%)  
 Northwest Territories 1 (0.2%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.4%)  
 Nova Scotia 71 (14.1%) 19 (8.7%) 52 (18.3%)  
 Ontario 125 (24.9%) 77 (35.3%) 48 (16.9%)  
 Prince Edward Island 10 (2.0%) 4 (1.8%) 6 (2.1%)  
 Quebec 125 (24.9%) 39 (17.9%) 86 (30.3%)  
 Saskatchewan 14 (2.8%) 12 (5.5%) 2 (0.7%)  
Current marital status      < 0.001
 Married 221 (44.0%) 114 (52.3%) 107 (37.7%)  
 Living as married/common law 44 (8.8%) 8 (3.7%) 36 (12.7%)  
 Widowed 32 (6.4%) 26 (11.9%) 6 (2.1%)  
 Single 139 (27.7%) 24 (11.0%) 115 (40.5%)  
 Divorced or separated 66 (13.1%) 46 (21.1%) 20 (7.0%)  
Do you have any children?      < 0.001
 No 256 (51.0%) 98 (45.0%) 158 (55.6%)  
 Yes, only 1 89 (17.7%) 32 (14.7%) 57 (20.1%)  
 Yes, more than 1 157 (31.3%) 88 (40.4%) 69 (24.3%)  
Highest level of education     0.03
 Did not complete secondary school or high school 12 (2.4%) 8 (3.7%) 4 (1.4%)  
 Completed secondary or high school 107 (21.3%) 50 (22.9%) 57 (20.1%)  
 Had some university education or completed 197 (39.2%) 94 (43.1%) 103 (36.3%)  
 University degree 135 (26.9%) 44 (20.2%) 91 (32.0%)  
 Graduate degree 51 (10.2%) 22 (10.1%) 29 (10.2%)  
Which language do you speak on a daily basis?     0.009
 English 415 (82.7%) 193 (88.5%) 222 (78.2%)  
 French 75 (14.9%) 21 (9.6%) 54 (19.0%)  
 Other (specify) 12 (2.4%) 4 (1.8%) 8 (2.8%)  
In general would you say your physical health is     0.001
 Excellent 47 (9.4%) 9 (4.1%) 38 (13.4%)  
 Very good 147 (29.3%) 59 (27.1%) 88 (31.0%)  
 Good 183 (36.5%) 85 (39.0%) 98 (34.5%)  
 Fair 104 (20.7%) 57 (26.1%) 47 (16.5%)  
 Poor 21 (4.2%) 8 (3.7%) 13 (4.6%)  
In general would you say your mental health is     0.009
 Excellent 97 (19.3%) 49 (22.5%) 48 (16.9%)  
 Very good 155 (30.9%) 74 (33.9%) 81 (28.5%)  
 Good 160 (31.9%) 71 (32.6%) 89 (31.3%)  
 Fair 70 (13.9%) 19 (8.7%) 51 (18.0%)  
 Poor 20 (4.0%) 5 (2.3%) 15 (5.3%)  
Do you have      < 0.001
 Significant or major chronic health problems 93 (18.5%) 58 (26.6%) 35 (12.3%)  
 Few or minor chronic health problems 166 (33.1%) 92 (42.2%) 74 (26.1%)  
 No chronic health problems 243 (48.4%) 68 (31.2%) 175 (61.6%)