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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of community living individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury

From: Views of people with traumatic spinal cord injury about the components of self-management programs and program delivery: a Canadian pilot study

Characteristic N= 99
n (%)
Age-Mean, (s.d.), range, median 50.5, (12.1), 55, 52
Sex  
Male 74 (74.7)
Female 25 (25.3)
Relationship status  
Married 48 (48.5)
Living with a common-law 6 (6.1)
Widowed/Separated/Divorced 20 (20.2)
Single, never married 25 (25.3)
Education  
Less than high school 11 (11.1)
High school 25 (25.3)
Trade certificate/College/University certificate or diploma 32 (32.3)
Bachelor’s degree 21 (21.2)
Degree above the Bachelor’s degree 10 (10.1)
Current province*  
Ontario 34 (34.3)
British Columbia 21 (21.2)
Alberta 16 (16.2)
Other 28 (28.3)
Have children  
Yes 60 (60.6)
No 39 (39.4)
Primary caregiver  
Spouse 26 (26.3)
Attendant 23 (23.2)
No primary caregiver 39 (39.4)
Other 11 (11.1)
Home setting  
Home without health services 58 (58.6)
Home with health services 17 (17.2)
Apartment without health services 15 (15.2)
Other 9 (9.1)
Level of injury  
Quadriplegia 38 (38.4)
Paraplegia 49 (49.5)
Don’t know 12 (12.1)
Time since injury**-Mean, (s.d.), range, median 17.5, (12.3), 54, 16
Etiology  
Sport 19 (19.2)
Fall 15 (15.2)
Transport or motor vehicle collision 50 (50.5)
Other 15 (15.2)
Brain injury  
Yes 7 (7.1)
No 88 (88.9)
Don’t know 4 (4.0)
  1. *Representative was achieved from 11 of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada.
  2. **Based on 95 participants.