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Table 1 Demographics of families with a youth with emotional/ behavioural/ addictions/ substance use concerns in Ontario

From: The needs and service preferences of caregivers of youth with mental health and/or addictions concerns

Background Caregivers of youth with no MHA issue
Mean (SD) or Count (% in group)
Caregivers of youth with MHA issue
Mean (SD) or Count (% in group)
Age in years 47.1 (8.4) 45.9 (7.1)
Gender
 Female 365 (63.1) 183 (70.7)
 Male 210 (36.3) 76 (29.3)
 Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0)
 Unknown 5 (0.9) 0 (0.0)
Marital Status
 Married 423 (72.8) 190 (73.4)
 Separated/Divorced 60 (10.3) 25 (9.7)
 Civil Union/Cohabiting with Significant Other 58 (10.0) 28 (10.8)
 Widowed 9 (1.6) 6 (2.3)
 Single, never married 26 (4.5) 10 (3.9)
 Unknown 5 (0.9) 0 (0.0)
Education
 High school or less 117 (20.1) 49 (18.9)
 Some or complete bachelor 323 (55.6) 153 (59.1)
 Graduate or professional degree 132 (22.7) 55 (21.2)
 Unknown 9 (1.6) 2 (0.8)
Area of Ontario
 Greater Toronto Area 226 (38.9) 81 (31.3)
 Southwestern Ontario 132 (22.7) 84 (32.4)
 Eastern Ontario 92 (15.8) 37 (14.3)
 City of Toronto 82 (14.1) 33 (12.7)
 Northeastern Ontario 22 (3.8) 18 (6.9)
 Northwestern Ontario 17 (2.9) 6 (2.3)
 Unknown 10 (1.7) 0 (0.0)
Community Size
 Large Urban Area 352 (60.6) 154 (59.5)
 Medium Population 113 (19.4) 50 (19.3)
 Small Population 63 (10.8) 43 (16.6)
 Rural Area 39 (6.7) 12 (4.6)
 Unknown 14 (2.4) 0 (0)
Number of Dependent Youth 1.6 (0.96) 2.1 (0.99)