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Table 1 Participant demographics and comparison with general population

From: Alternatives to project-specific consent for access to personal information for health research: Insights from a public dialogue

Category Number of Participants (n = 98) Participants (%)* General Population+ (%)*
Sex    
   Female 58 59 51
Age    
   20–39 37 38 37
   40–59 35 36 39
   ≥ 60 26 27 23
Highest Level of Education    
   High school or less 26 26 44
   Some post-secondary 18 18.7 10
   Completed post-secondary 42 42.7 41
   Post graduate or professional degree 12 12.5 5
Other Categories    
   Visible Minority 14 14 13
   Aboriginal 2 2 4
   Disabled 11 11 5
  1. * Percentages may not add up to 100, due to rounding
  2. + Total population demographic data: 2001 Census, Statistics Canada.