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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of Canadian adults prioritizing new government spending

From: Public preferences for government spending in Canada

Characteristics First priority ranking for new government spending
  Child care (%) Pharmacare (%) Dental care (%) Home care (%) Vision care (%)
Age      
18–29 34.7 11.3 22.1 10.6 20.8
30–44 38.6 25.9 26.3 21.3 29.1
45–64 23.1 47.2 37.9 40.6 36.3
65+ 3.6 15.6 13.7 27.5 13.8
Sex      
Male 54.5 48.0 48.0 43.5 49.1
Female 45.5 52.0 52.0 56.5 50.9
Male by age group      
18–29 39.0 10.0 13.6 7.1 28.8
30–44 36.0 26.0 33.0 22.9 15.4
45–64 21.3 49.0 42.0 48.6 42.3
65+ 3.7 15.0 11.4 21.4 13.5
Female by age group      
18–29 29.6 12.6 29.1 12.4 19.7
30–44 41.7 26.1 20.4 20.2 28.8
45–64 25.2 45.0 35.0 34.8 34.8
65+ 3.5 16.2 15.5 32.6 16.7
Household Income      
<$20-000 8.0 11.8 19.3 8.8 11.9
$20,000-<$40,000 20.5 19.3 25.5 25.7 22.5
$40,000-<$60,000 18.8 22.5 19.9 27.9 21.8
$60,000-<$80,000 15.6 17.6 10.6 9.6 13.7
$80,000+ 37.1 28.9 24.8 27.9 30.2
Educational attainment      
<High-school 33.9 34.3 29.0 31.2 32.3
College 28.6 26.3 36.1 22.7 28.6
University/Post-grad 37.4 39.4 35.0 46.1 39.1
Residence status      
Rural 16.5 16.0 18.7 19.0 17.5
Urban 33.5 84.0 81.3 81.0 82.5
Parenthood      
Children <6 years of age 64.5 29.4 37.7 39.7 41.8
No children <6 years of age 36.0 70.6 62.3 60.3 58.2
Private health insurance coverage      
Insured 79.5 65.5 43.8 54.0 66.9
Non-insured 20.5 34.5 56.2 46.0 33.1