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Table 1 Prevalence of socio-demographic characteristics among military personnel and civilians

From: Stigma doesn’t discriminate: physical and mental health and stigma in Canadian military personnel and Canadian civilians

Characteristics Civilian Sub-Sample (N = 2960) Military Sub-Sample (N = 1900)
% [95% C.I.] % [95% C.I.]
Sex
 Male 59.85 [57.44; 62.26] 89.23 [88.48; 89.98]
 Female 40.15 [37.74; 42.56] 10.77 [10.02; 11.52]
Age group, years
  < 25 11.67 [10.13; 13.21] 6.06 [4.76; 7.36]
 25–34 17.77 [15.83; 19.72] 25.41 [23.31; 27.51]
 35–44 32.18 [29.77; 34.59] 52.36 [49.89; 54.83]
  > 44 38.37 [35.92; 40.82] 16.17 [14.55; 17.79]
Ethnicity
 White 86.23 [84.11; 88.35] 95.17 [94.11; 96.24]
 Non-white 13.77 [11.65; 15.89] 4.83 [3.76; 5.89]
Marital status
 Single 22.00 [20.11; 23.90] 14.93 [13.04; 16.82]
 Married/Common-law 69.26 [67.02; 71.49] 75.14 [72.97; 77.32]
 Widowed/Separated/Divorced 8.74 [7.31; 10.17] 9.92 [8.39; 11.45]
Income Adequacy
 Low Income 4.92 [3.94; 5.91] 0.19 [0.05; 0.34]
 Middle or High Income 95.08 [93.82; 96.33] 99.81 [99.29; 100.32]
Highest education attained
 Less than secondary 14.72 [12.89; 16.55] 8.48 [7.10; 9.85]
 Secondary 20.72 [18.59; 22.86] 33.91 [31.52; 36.30]
 Some post-secondary 9.03 [7.55; 10.50] 13.29 [11.62; 14.97]
 Diploma or degree 55.53 [52.92; 58.14] 44.32 [41.98; 46.64]
Physical Health
 Poor 2.99 [2.00; 3.98] 5.19 [4.06; 6.33]
 Fair 13.34 [11.55; 15.13] 15.67 [13.81; 17.54]
 Good 40.40 [37.48; 42.99] 38.08 [35.63; 40.53]
 Very Good 32.91 [30.48; 35.34] 32.50 [30.17; 34.83]
 Excellent 10.36 [8.67; 12.06] 8.56 [7.27; 9.85]
Mental Health
 Poor 1.34 [0.91; 1.77] 3.85 [2.89; 4.81]
 Fair 7.26 [6.01; 8.50] 10.40 [8.88; 11.93]
 Good 32.16 [29.77; 34.55] 31.70 [29.44; 33.95]
 Very Good 37.14 [34.51; 39.76] 39.59 [37.11; 42.08]
 Excellent 22.11 [19.58; 24.64] 14.45 [12.70; 16.20]
Major Depressive Episode 6.66 [5.60; 7.71] 12.00 [10.40; 13.61]
Panic Disorder 2.55 [1.82; 3.27] 2.78 [1.95; 3.60]
Social Phobia 5.00 [3.77; 6.22] 6.03 [4.86; 7.19]
Suicidal Ideation 5.32 [4.30; 6.35] 5.79 [4.71; 6.87]
Alcohol Dependence
 Low Risk 4.60 [3.64; 5.56] 4.74 [3.51; 5.97]
 High Risk 95.40 [94.44; 96.36] 95.26 [94.03; 96.49]
Psychological Distress
 Low Risk 51.78 [49.20; 54.37] 57.23 [54.80; 59.66]
 Moderate Risk 44.65 [42.04; 47.25] 38.82 [36.45; 41.20]
 High Risk 3.57 [2.95; 4.95] 3.95 [2.95; 4.95]