Table 1

Profile of the 18 study participants: Median age was 48.9 years (range 19 to 77); the length of time spent without an FP ranged from 1.5 to 48 months.

CHARACTERISTICSN (%)
Sex
  • Female9 (50)
  • Male9 (50)
Place of birth
  • Canada13 (72)
Area of residence
  • Urban9 (50)
  • Rural9 (50)
Length of time in current location
  • > 10 y12 (67)
Have chronic illnesses (eg, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, polio syndrome, cancer)8 (44)