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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics and self-reported health status (n = 70)

From: Perceived barriers in accessing food among recent Latin American immigrants in Toronto

Sex # %
Male 13 17.6
Female 57 82.4
Age (years) Median (SD) Range
  33 (8.8) 20-56
   %
20-29   33
30-39   32
40-56   33
Country of Origin # %
Brazil 20 28.6
Colombia 30 42.9
Mexico 20 28.6
Marital status # %
Married (including common -law) 46 65.7
Single (including single, separated, divorced, widowed) 24 34.3
Highest Education Level Completed # %
Secondary school diploma or equivalent 15 21.4
Apprenticeship/trade/college/other non-university 23 32.9
University degree or higher 32 45.7
Family size # %
1 17 24.3
2-3 27 38.6
4 or more 26 37.1
Mean (SD ) 3 (1.45)  
Range 1-7  
Number of children under 18 # %
0 32 45.7
1 18 25.7
2 16 22.9
3 + 4 5.7
Households with children under 6 # %
No children under 6 43 61.4
Children under 6 years old 27 38.6
Time in Canada # %
< 1 yr 31 44.3
1-5 yrs 39 55.7
Fluency in English # %
Poor 39 55.7
Good 27 38.6
Excellent 4 5.7
Household average monthly income ($) # %
< $1,500 28 40
$1,500 - $ 1,999 12 17.1
> $2,000 27 38.6
Don't know 3 4.3
Main source of income (past 12 months) # %
Wage/salary 36 51.4
Provincial/municipal assistance/welfare 33 47.1
Self-employment 18 25.7
Child tax benefit 14 20
Child support 10 14.3
Other (including employment insurance and retirement pensions) 7 10
Stress level most days since arrival in Canada   
Extremely stressful/Quite stressful 16 22.9
Somewhat stressful/Slightly stressful 32 45.8
Not stressful 22 31.4