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Table 1 Descriptive profile of three population groups in British Columbia

From: Ecological analyses of the associations between injury risk and socioeconomic status, geography and Aboriginal ethnicity in British Columbia, Canada

Variable description Period Population
Total population Off-reserve Aboriginal On-reserve Aboriginal
Age and gender-standardized relative risk of hospital separation due to all injury 1999–2003 1 2.43 2.91
2004–2008 1 2.38 2.77
Person-years of observation 1999–2003 20,663,214 363,704 301,529
2004–2008 21,916,203 431,968 308,371
Mean annual person count 1999–2003 4,132,643 72,741 60,306
2004–2008 4,383,241 86,394 61,674
Census total population 2001 3,868,875 123,640 46,385
2006 4,074,380 145,020 51,060
Total income per capita 2001 $22,890 $13,357 $9994
2006 $27,370 $16,619 $10,797
CWB income score 2001 81.4 63.4 53.7
2006 87.3 70.7 56.3
Proportion of population, age 25+ years with at least a high school certificate 2001 0.720 0.590 0.496
2006 0.834 0.716 0.530
Proportion of population, age 25+ years with university degree, bachelors or higher 2001 0.161 0.049 0.020
2006 0.217 0.079 0.035
Average number of persons per room 2001 0.478 0.547 0.683
2006 0.471 0.522 0.677
Proportion of population residing in dwelling requiring major repairs 2001 0.083 0.159 0.343
2006 0.074 0.149 0.390
Proportion of population, age 25+ years, labour force participation 2001 0.658 0.677 0.641
2006 0.658 0.701 0.616
Proportion of population, age 25+ years, employed 2001 0.611 0.549 0.470
2006 0.624 0.626 0.476
Risk of work injury claim, relative to BC pop 2006, expected from occupation, labour force aged 15+ years 2001 0.992 1.161 1.127
2006 1.000 1.191 1.143
Risk of work injury claim, relative to BC pop 2006, expected from industry, labour force aged 15+ years 2001 1.008 1.094 1.077
2006 1.000 1.107 1.086
Proportion of population, Aboriginal identity 2001 0.044 1.000 1.000
2006 0.048 1.000 1.000
Proportion of population, North American Indian single response 2001 0.031 0.600 0.950
2006 0.032 0.554 0.965
Proportion of HSDA population residing in large urban population centre 2001 0.608 0.375 0.216
2006 0.616 0.371 0.216
Proportion of HSDA population residing in rural area 2001 0.145 0.231 0.292
2006 0.142 0.232 0.290