Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the rural small towns in which the participating EDs were located

Sociodemographic characteristicMeanSDRange
Population5781.897247.96172–45 212
Population density per km2216.81219.200.6–956.1
Median age of the population41.565.9120.5–53.8
Median income ($; people 15 years of age and over)23 778.335772.153792–44 885
Median income after tax ($; people 15 years of age and over)21 735.484641.683792–37 985
  • EDs, emergency departments.