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Table 1 Study Province Characteristics

From: Tracking the evolution of hospice palliative care in Canada: A comparative case study analysis of seven provinces

Province Total Population (2009/2006)- persons (thousands)* Median Age (2008)* Percentage of population over the age of 65 (2006)* Sex ratio (number of males for 100 females) (2006) * Regionalization- Established/changed (year) **
  2009 2006     
British Columbia 4,455.2 4,243.6 40.5 14.6 95.9 1997/2001
Alberta 3,687.7 3,421.3 35.7 10.7 100.2 1994/2003
Saskatchewan 1,030.1 992.1 37.9 15.4 96.4 1992/2001-2002
Manitoba 1,222.0 1,184.0 37.8 14.1 96.3 1997-1998/2002
Ontario 13,069.2 12,665.3 39.0 13.6 95.2 2005
Quebec 7,828.9 7,687.1 41.0 14.3 95.6 1989-1992/2003
Prince Edward Island 141.0 137.9 41.3 14.9 93.4 1993-1994/2005
Canada 33,739.9 32,576.1 39.4 13.7 95.9  
  1. *Statistics Canada-http://www.statcan.ca
  2. **As cited in Marchildon (2006).