Table 1

Demographic characteristics (n=80)

Participant characteristicsBaseline % (n=80)Study end % (n=34)Loss to follow-up % (n=46)
Gender
 Male70.05978
 Female30.04122
Age (years)
 16–3014.81217
 31–408.7611
 41–5044.44148
 51–6530.94124
 NA1.200
Ethnicity
 Caucasian77.57183
 First Nations16.32015
 Inuit1.202
 Métis*1.230
 East Asian1.330
 Other2.532
Education
 Grade school/some high school33.73533
 High school graduate/General Education Diploma31.33231
 Some college or university26.32429
 College/university completed5.064
 None1.232
 NA2.501
Monthly income (CAD$)
 <49911.3615
 500–99933.72937
 1000–199943.85635
 2000–299910.0911
 NA1.202
Food insecurity
 Always15.01813
 Most of the time11.2615
 Occasionally16.31220
 Sometimes26.22626
 Usually10.0911
 Never18.82911
 NA2.504
  • *Métis are a group of peoples in Canada who trace their descent to First Nations peoples and European settlers. They represent the majority of those identifying as Métis, although smaller communities also exist in the USA. They are recognised as one of Canada’s aboriginal or indigenous peoples under the Constitution Act of 1982, along with First Nations and Inuit peoples.

  • NA, missing or refuse to answer.