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Table 1 Characteristics of Ontario adults (18+ years) as measured by the 2008, 2009 and 2010 CAMH Monitor surveys

From: Assessing the prevalence of non-medical prescription opioid use in the Canadian general adult population: evidence of large variation depending on survey questions used

  CAMH Monitor 2008 and 2009 CAMH Monitor 2010
  n Point estimate 95% Confidence intervals n Point estimate 95% Confidence intervals
Gender
Men 896 50.5% (47.8% to 53.2%) 887 49.8% (47.1% to 52.5%)
Women 1134 49.5% (46.8% to 52.2%) 1137 50.2% (47.5% to 52.9%)
Age (years)
18–29 295 26.7% (23.8% to 29.5%) 319 28.2% (25.4% to 31.1%)
30–54 826 43.1% (40.4% to 45.8%) 756 39.6% (36.0% to 42.3%)
55+ 844 30.2% (28.0% to 32.5%) 912 32.1% (29.8% to 34.4%)
Region
Toronto 317 21.1% (19.2% to 23.0%) 332 21.9% (19.9% to 23.8%)
Rest of Ontario 1713 78.9% (77.0% to 80.8%) 1692 78.1% (76.2% to 80.1%)
Income
<$30,000 250 8.5% (7.1% to 9.9%) 242 8.7% (7.2% to 10.1%)
$30,000 to $49,999 254 10.4% (8.9% to 11.9%) 269 10.4% (9.0% to 11.9%)
$50,000 to $79,999 390 19.2% (17.2% to 21.3%) 370 17.7% (15.7% to 19.7%)
$80,000+ 619 35.0% (32.4% to 37.6%) 670 38.7% (36.1% to 41.4%)
Not stated 517 26.9% (24.4% to 29.3%) 473 24.5% (22.1% to 26.8%)
Prescription opioid use
Yes 475 21.3% (19.1% to 23.4%) 485 23.1% (20.8% to 25.3%)
No 1543 78.7% (76.6% to 80.9%) 1515 76.9% (74.7% to 79.2%)
Non-medical prescription opioid use
Yes 40 2.0% (1.2% to 2.8%) 143 7.7% (6.3% to 9.2%)
No 1977 98.0% (97.2% to 98.8%) 1872 92.3% (90.8% to 93.7%)
Cigarette smoking
Current 399 18.9% (16.8% to 21.0%) 373 19.4% (17.2% to 21.6%)
Former 654 28.2% (25.9% to 30.4%) 654 28.2% (25.9% to 30.6%)
Never smoker 973 52.9% (50.2% to 55.6%) 991 52.4% (49.7% to 55.1%)
Weekly binge drinking
Yes 133 7.9% (6.4% to 9.4%) 144 8.2% (6.7% to 9.8%)
No 1883 92.1% (90.6% to 93.6%) 1866 91.8% (90.2% to 93.3%)
Cannabis use (past 3 months)
Yes 148 10.1% (8.3% to 12.0%) 186 12.0% (10.0% to 14.0%)
No 1876 89.9% (88.0% to 91.7%) 1838 88.0% (86.0% to 90.0%)
Psychological distress (GHQ 3+)
Yes 284 13.4% (11.5% to 15.2%) 277 14.6% (12.6% to 16.6%)
No 1743 86.6% (84.8% to 88.5%) 1746 85.4% (83.4% to 87.4%)