Participant Snapshot

Understand the unique social, economic and health characteristics of CanPath participants and how this information is captured for research.


Please note the following infographic includes participant data collected at baseline.

Age

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,017

< 35 years
5.7%
17,488
35–44 years
20.4%
62,537
45–54 years
30.7%
94,324
55–64 years
28.6%
87,910
> 65 years
14.6%
44,758

Gender

Total 307,017

Male
38.4%
117,813
Female
61.6%
189,204

Marital Status

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,017

Married / Living with partner
72.2%
221,632
Divorced / Separated
13%
39,921
Single & Never married
9.7%
29,712
Widowed
3%
9,082
Not reported
2.2%
6,670

Ethnicity

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,017

White
73.3%
225,098
Not reported
12.9%
39,629
Other
6.6%
20,399
Asian
5%
15,425
Black
0.9%
2,819
Latin American / Hispanic
0.6%
1,847
Aboriginal / Indigenous
0.6%
1,800

Socio-Demographic Factors

Education

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,017

< High school
1.5%
4,735
High school
25.3%
77,698
Diploma / Certificate
37%
113,707
Bachelor degree
15%
45,985
Graduate degree
18.9%
57,979
Not reported
2.3%
6,913

Working Status

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,016

Employed
64.3%
197,399
Unemployed
2.9%
8,960
Unable to work
3.4%
10,344
Retired
19.4%
59,606
Not reported
10%
30,707

Annual Income

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 307,017

< $25,000
6.3%
19,245
$25,000–$44,999
14.4%
44,206
$45,000–$74,999
17.3%
53,022
$75,000–$149,999
34.3%
105,435
> $150,000
14.5%
44,494
Not reported
13.2%
40,615

Economic Factors

Tobacco

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 306,887

Never smoked
52.2%
160,103
Past smoker*
35.4%
108,752
Current occasional smoker
2.7%
8,410
Current daily smoker
9.7%
29,622

* (Ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes)

Alcohol

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 294,260

Never
6.5%
19,079
Less than once a month
18.3%
53,902
About once a month
8%
23,644
2–3 times a month
12.9%
38,050
Once a week
12.2%
35,793
2–3 times a week
19.8%
58,317
4–5 times a week
11.2%
32,994
6–7 times a week
11%
32,481

Vegetable Servings Consumed Per Day*

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 304,404

No serving
2.4%
7,338
1 serving
21%
63,759
2 servings
30.2%
91,955
3 servings
22%
67,047
4 servings
13.3%
40,486
5 servings
6.2%
18,907
6 servings
2.9%
8,835
7 servings
0.6%
1,911
8 or more servings
1.4%
4,166

* (about 1/2 cup or 125mL per serving)

Fruit Servings Consumed Per Day

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 304,694

No serving
7%
21,424
1 serving
28.6%
87,040
2 servings
31.4%
95,640
3 servings
18.7%
56,995
4 servings
8.9%
27,154
5 servings
3.4%
10,456
6 servings
1.3%
4,023
7 servings
0.2%
708
8 or more servings
0.4%
1,254

* (about 1/2 cup per serving)

Total Physical Activity

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 256,169

Low level
28.4%
72,677
Moderate level
32.5%
83,336
High level
39.1%
100,156

Sleep Per Night

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 280,870

Less than 4 hours
2.1%
5,763
4 to less than 7 hours
61.1%
171,672
7 to less than 9 hours
34.4%
96,655
9 or more hours
2.4%
6,780

Lifestyle Factors

Pre-Existing Chronic Disease*

0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Total 239,752

Cancer
12.4%
29,602
Diabetes
9.3%
22,176
Hypertension
29%
69,533
Stroke
1.3%
3,153
Myocardial infarction
2.5%
6,074
Arthritis
28.5%
68,430
Asthma
15.5%
37,203
Chronic hepatitis
0.8%
1,820
Multiple sclerosis
0.7%
1,761

* (self-reported)

Disease Factors

Physical Environment Factors

  • Neighbourhood Factors
  • Green / Blue Spaces
  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • Noise
  • Neighbourhood factors

Biosamples Collected

  • Blood 156,402
  • Urine 99,500
  • DNA source material 178,065

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