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Table 1 Bivariate associations of sociodemographic characteristics with reporting unmet needs

From: Emerging organisational models of primary healthcare and unmet needs for care: insights from a population-based survey in Quebec province

  Sample size Unmet needs (%) p-value
Age 18-44 4670 24 0.000
  45-64 3157 16  
  65+ 1379 5  
Sex Female 5311 19 0.131
  Male 3895 17  
Language French 6886 19 0.000
  English 1607 14  
  Other 713 19  
Education Primary or less 1463 11 0.000
  Secondary and professional schooling 3134 16  
  College 2216 21  
  University 2271 22  
Occupation Student 762 25 0.000
  Employed 5843 21  
  Unemployed/social welfare 405 19  
  Inactive (retired/volunteer) 2196 8  
Perceived poverty Wealthy 2220 16 0.000
  Average 5455 17  
  Poor 1322 23  
  Very poor 209 30  
Perceived health Excellent 1943 14 0.000
  Very good 3103 16  
  Good 2628 20  
  Average 1283 25  
  Bad 249 26  
Morbidity No reported health problem 3727 16 0.000
  Isolated risk factor 1109 12  
  Moderate morbidity 2568 22  
  Severe morbidity 1553 22  
  Co-morbidities 249 21  
Having a family doctor No 2674 26 0.000
  Yes 6532 15  
Usual source of care No usual source of care 1272 16 0.000
  Solo provider 943 16  
  Family medicine group 1170 17  
  Private group practice 3864 20  
  Local community health centre 653 21  
  Emergency department 282 29  
  Specialised source of services 633 18