Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants

CHARACTERISTICN (%)*
Women11 (61)
No. of medications taken
 • 0–45 (28)
 • 5–98 (44)
 • ≥ 105 (28)
Marital status
 • Single6 (33)
 • Divorced1 (6)
 • Married5 (28)
 • Widowed4 (22)
 • Common law2 (11)
No. in household
 • 110 (56)
 • 24 (22)
 • 33 (17)
 • 40 (0)
 • 51 (6)
Occupation
 • Student1 (6)
 • Working4 (22)
 • On disability5 (28)
 • Retired8 (44)
Highest level of education
 • High school8 (44)
 • College4 (22)
 • University undergraduate degree5 (28)
 • University graduate degree1 (6)
Income ($)
 • 0–19 9994 (22)
 • 20 000–39 9998 (44)
 • 40 000–59 9993 (17)
 • 60 000–100 0002 (11)
 • Unknown1 (6)
Language spoken as a child
 • English16 (89)
 • French1 (6)
 • Prussian1 (6)
Religion
 • Christian16 (89)
 • None2 (11)
 • Other0 (0)
  • * Proportions might not add to 100% owing to rounding.

  • Includes both prescribed medications and those initiated by patients.