Table 2

Demographic characteristics of the sample

VariableAttendees (n=75)Non-attendees (n=62)
No% of groupNo% of group
Age of respondent
 20–29 years68915
 30–34 years12161322
 35–40 years43583456
 >40 years131847
Marital status
 Married/common law65875081
 Single57711
 Divorced, separated, or widowed5758
No of children
 021281016
 124321829
 2–327362947
 >33458
Planning more children2-150
 Yes42562845
 No23313150
Language spoken at home
 English48644268
 French1925813
 Both English and French34813
 Other5746
Education2-151
 Less than high school4547
 High school15202032
 Some college or university12161524
 College or undergraduate degree30401727
 Graduate degree1419610
Family income2-152
 <$20 0006948
 $20 000–$40 00016251836
 $40 000–$75 00019302040
 >$75 0002336816
  • 2-150 Attenders had a higher overall education level than non-attenders, t (135) = −2.29, p<0.05.

  • 2-151 Attenders were more likely to be planning more children than non-attenders, χ2(2) = 6.58, p<0.05.

  • 2-152 Numbers are smaller for this variable owing to missing data.