Skip to main content

Table 1 Sample socio-demographic Characteristics

From: Perceived conflict in the couple and chronic illness management: Preliminary analyses from the Quebec Health Survey

Variables Males (n = 3170) Females (n = 4377)
Age   
18–44 45.4 54.4
45–64 38.5 36.1
65+ 16.1 9.5
Education   
Primary 17.6 12.5
Secondary 37.8 40.0
Diploma/some university 40.6 45.1
University Degree 4.0 2.4
Employment   
Part/Fulltime 70.0 55.2
Not working 30.0 44.8
Income   
< 6000$ 6.0 31.1
6000–19999 25.2 33.3
20000–39999 38.3 24.5
≥ 40000 30.5 11.1
Marital Status   
Married* 69.1 66.1
Common Law** 24.6 24.3
Wid/Sep/Div. and do not live with their partner 1.4 2.6
Never married and do not live with their partner 5.0 7.0
Couple Conflict   
None 74.0 70.2
Little 13.4 12.8
Moderate 7.3 8.6
Severe 5.3 8.4
Number of Chronic Health Problems   
One 49.8 40.4
More than one 50.2 59.6
  1. * married and living with their spouse; ** living with a partner and married/separated or widowed, or divorced, or never married