Statistical Analysis : A Study On The Study And Their Percentages Across The Three Selected Provinces

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Results Table 1 shows the summary of all variables used in the study and their percentages across the three selected provinces. A relatively high proportion of the study’s sample population was between the ages of 40-59 years, female, had post-secondary education, married, had a total household income of over $80,000 and perceived their health status as good. Results from the descriptive statistical analysis show some remarkable differences in some key socio-economic factors such as education and income, and dependent variables among the three provinces. Respondents from Alberta and Manitoba interviewed in the CCHS survey have over 50 percent of their respondents with a post-secondary level of education, whereas Newfoundland had little…show more content…
Thus, access and use of oral health care services through publicly funded social programs is limited to residents in these provinces below and/or above a certain age and income group. The result from the bivariate cross tabulation analyses (table 2) show that residents within the age range of 12 years to 17 years have a higher proportion of respondents consulting a dentist or orthodontist (AL – 83.5%, MB – 81.8% and NFLD – 81.2%). Furthermore, residents in all three provinces aged 70 years or more have a lower proportion of respondents consulting a dentist or orthodontist; however, the proportion is much lower among residents of Newfoundland (24.6%) within this age group compared to their counterparts in Alberta (49.9%) and Manitoba (45.9%). Cross tabulation tests for other two dependent variables – actual visit to a dentist in the past 12 months and last time visited a dentist – reveal similar results. The proportion of residents of Newfoundland with total household income of less than $20,000 with access to dental services is much lower than those with similar total household income in Alberta and Manitoba. However, this disparity tends to even out as household income increases, with residents of Newfoundland with a total household income of $60,000 or more having a slightly higher proportion of access and use of dental services compared to Alberta.
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