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Table 3 Populations characteristics by quadrant

From: The Saskatchewan rural health study: an application of a population health framework to understand respiratory health outcomes

Characteristics Quadrant# P value
  South West South East North East North West  
  N = 878 N = 1010 N = 1315 N = 1419  
  n = 1538 n = 1792 n = 2400 n = 2527  
Rural Municipality, n (%)      
Town 691 (44.9) 921 (51.4) 1622 (67.6) 1238 (49.0) <0.0001***
RM 847 (55.1) 871 (48.6) 778 (32.4) 1289 (51.0)  
Location of Home, n (%)      
Farm 552 (36.0) 704 (39.6) 1192 (50.0) 997 (39.7) <0.0001***
Non-Farm 980 (64.0) 1072 (60.4) 1193 (50.0) 1514 (60.3)  
Age group, yrs, n (%)      
18–45 341 (22.2) 464 (25.9) 485 (20.2) 647 (25.6) <0.0001***
46–55 433 (28.2) 441 (24.6) 552 (23.0) 620 (24.6)  
56–65 319 (20.8) 422 (23.5) 599 (25.0) 608 (24.1)  
>65 444 (28.9) 465 (25.9) 762 (31.8) 650 (25.7)  
Sex, n (%)      
Male 750 (48.8) 886 (49.4) 1201 (50.0) 1229 (48.7) 0.791
Female 788 (51.2) 906 (50.6) 1199 (50.0) 1293 (51.3)  
  1. # N = Number of households; n = number of individuals; Four individuals in 2 households could not identified.
  2. *p<0.05 **P<0.01 ***P<0.0001.