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Table 1 Characteristics of client participants in a qualitative study on access to primary care

From: Barriers and facilitators to primary care for people with mental health and/or substance use issues: a qualitative study

  N (%) or Mean (range)
Gender identification (N = 84)
 Female 45 (52.9)
 Male 37 (43.5)
 Transgender 2 (2.4)
Age 43.0 (20–83)
Place of birth
 Canada 70 (82.4)
 Outside Canada 15 (17.6)
Relationship status
 Married, Common-law or Equivalent 19 (22.4)
 Separated, Divorced, or Widowed 17 (20)
 Single 45 (52.9)
 Other 4 (4.7)
Type of dwelling (N = 84)
 Stable Housing (shared dwelling, own home, subsidized home) 58 (69.1)
 Unstable housing (shelter, boarding home, transitional, other) 26 (31)
Co-habitation status
 Live-in partner/spouse 18 (22)
 Alone 25 (29.4)
Source of income (N = 84)a
 Full-time employment 3 (3.6)
 Part-time employment 12 (14.3)
 Family Support 5 (5.9)
 Disability (ODSP, CPP-D, WSIB, Private) 47 (55.9)
 Social Assistance: OW 25 (29.8)
 Pension 4 (4.8)
Yearly household income
 ≤ $20, 000 60 (70.6)
 $21,000-$35,000 13 (15.3)
 ≥$36,000 7 (8.2)
 Unknown or did not wish to disclose 5 (5.9)
Highest level of education
 Less than or some high school 21 (24.7)
 Completed high school 10 (11.8)
 College or University (some or completed) 46 (54.1)
 Post Graduate (some or completed) 8 (9.4)
Self-identified mental health issue (selected)a
 Depression 34 (40.0)
 Anxiety 21 (24.7)
 Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder 17 (20.0)
 Post-traumatic stress disorder 13 (15.3)
Self-identified substance use issue (selected)a
 Alcohol 21 (24.7)
 Opiates 12 (14.1)
 Crack 10 (11.8)
  1. aParticipants could select more than one category, therefore frequencies do not total 100 %
  2. N = 85, unless otherwise specified