Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of a Canadian Community Health Survey—Mental Health (2012) study sample with mental disorders (N=1774)

Arthritis (N=436) N (%)No arthritis (N=1338) N (%)
Gender
 Men127 (32.7)509 (41.1)
 Women309 (67.3)829 (58.9)
Age (years)
 15–246 (0.9)352 (27.3)
 25–3418 (5.3)285 (23.1)
 35–4442 (11.1)263 (22.5)
 45–5499 (24.6)236 (16.6)
 55–64162 (39.1)148 (7.0)
 65–7473 (12.1)36 (2.6)
 ≥7536 (6.9)18 (0.8)
Race/ethnicity
 Visible minority58 (17.1)237 (23.6)
 White378 (82.9)1101 (76.4)
Household income
 Quintile 1 (lowest)212 (41.1)412 (28.2)
 Quintile 298 (24.6)273 (22.6)
 Quintile 361 (15.6)250 (20.7)
 Quintile 445 (12.4)231 (15.9)
 Quintile 5 (highest)20 (6.3)172 (12.7)
Geographical region
 Urban243 (71.8)849 (72.6)
 Rural193 (28.2)489 (27.4)
Mental disorder*
 Major depressive episode316 (69.1)961 (72.8)
 Generalised anxiety disorder222 (55.2)502 (35.2)
 Bipolar disorder85 (21.0)290 (24.1)
  • All percentages reported are weighted using probability weights from Statistics Canada.

  • *Participants can have more than one mental disorder.