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Table 1 Sample, independent variable and dependent variable characteristics from the 2004 Alberta Health survey

From: Public assessment of key performance indicators of healthcare in a Canadian province: the effect of age and chronic health problems

Variables N % orMean SD Adjusted %
Sex     
  Male 1984 49.6   49.6
  Female 2016 50.4   50.4
Age     
  Non-Seniors (18–64) 3448 86.2   86.2
  Seniors (65–75+) 552 13.8   13.8
Education     
  Less than high-school 525 13.1   13.2
  Completed high-school 926 23.2   23.3
  Some post-secondary 619 15.5   15.6
  Completed post-secondary 1902 47.5   49.9
  Missing 28 0.7   
Annual household income     
  Up to $29,999 591 14.8   19.0
  $30,000 to $59,999 928 23.3   29.8
  $60,000 to $99,999 862 21.5   27.6
  $100,000+ 734 18.3   23.6
  Missing 886 22.1   
Living arrangement     
  Living alone 607 15.2   15.2
  Living with someone 3388 84.7   84.8
  Missing 5 0.1   
Chronic conditions     
  No chronic problem 2836 70.9   71.1
  Chronic without pain 1059 26.5   26.5
  Chronic pain 97 2.4   2.4
  Missing 8 0.2   
Self-reported health status   3.64 1.03  
  Poor 140 3.5   3.5
  Fair 391 9.8   9.8
  Good 1080 27.0   27.0
  Very good 1523 38.0   38.1
  Excellent 862 21.6   21.6
  Missing 3 0.1   
Days in past 30 days physical health not good   3.84 8.24  
  0 day 2406 60.2   60.7
  1–7 days 1024 25.6   25.8
  8+ days 536 13.4   13.5
  Missing 33 0.8   
Days in past 30 days mental health not good   3.31 7.20  
  0 day 2461 61.5   62.1
  1–7 days 1003 25.1   25.3
  8+ days 500 12.5   12.6
  Missing 36 0.9   
Knowledge of the available health services   2.72 0.82  
  Poor 302 7.6   7.6
  Fair 1146 28.7   28.9
  Good 1870 46.7   47.1
  Excellent 652 16.3   16.4
  Missing 30 0.8   
Personally received healthcare services     
  No 895 22.4   22.4
  Yes 3100 77.5   77.6
  Missing 6 0.1   
Availability of healthcare services   2.60 0.88  
  Poor 497 12.4   12.8
  Fair 1084 27.1   27.8
  Good 1783 44.6   45.8
  Excellent 531 13.3   13.6
  Missing 106 2.6   
Accessibility of healthcare services   2.69 0.83  
  Very difficult 292 7.3   7.5
  A bit difficult 1222 30.6   31.3
  Easy 1778 44.4   45.4
  Very easy 616 15.4   15.8
  Missing 91 2.3   
Quality of healthcare services   2.78 0.81  
  Poor 283 7.1   7.3
  Fair 945 23.6   24.3
  Good 2005 50.1   51.6
  Excellent 654 16.4   16.8
  Missing 112 2.8   
Quality of healthcare system in Alberta   2.67 0.77  
  Poor 303 7.6   7.7
  Fair 1087 27.2   27.7
  Good 2115 52.9   53.9
  Excellent 419 10.5   10.7
  Missing 75 1.9   
Satisfaction with the health system in Alberta   3.74 0.99  
  Very dissatisfied 139 3.5   3.5
  Somewhat dissatisfied 427 10.7   10.8
  Neither 474 11.8   12.0
  Somewhat satisfied 2208 55.2   55.9
  Very satisfied 705 17.6   17.8
  Missing 47 1.2   
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Index   2.90 0.67  
  Total cases 3719 93.0   
  Missing 281 7.0   
  1. Note: N = 4,000. The Mean and Standard Deviation values are shown in italics.