Table 1

Demographic information of the 100 dog owners who completed the questionnaire and measuring activity (numerical variations due to missing values)

Variable%
Gender (n=100)
 Female79.0
 Male21.0
Age (years, n=100)
 18–2925.0
 30–3916.0
 40–4919.0
 50–5922.0
 60 and older18.0
Ages of children living in household* (n=93)
 No children72.0
 Child 0–3 years7.5
 Child 4–6 years4.3
 Child 7–12 years15.1
 Child 13–17 years15.1
Annual household income ($C, n=96)
 Under 10 0001.0
 10 000–19 9992.1
 20 000–39 9997.3
 40 000–59 99915.6
 60 000–79 99916.7
 80 000–99 99916.7
 100 000–119 99910.4
 120 000–139 99910.4
 140 000–159 9993.1
 More than 160 00016.7
Highest level of education (n=99)
 High school or equivalent12.1
 Vocational or technical school4.0
 Some college or university12.1
 College diploma18.2
 Bachelor’s degree32.3
 Master’s degree12.1
 Doctoral degree3.0
 Professional degree5.1
 Other1.0
No of adults living in household† (n=96)
 113.5
 250.0
 319.8
 412.5
 5 or more4.2
No and types of animals living in household‡ (n=100)
 Dogs
  159.0
  231.0
  3 or more10.0
 Cats
  111.0
  210.0
  3 or more9.0
 Other
  1 or more18.0
  • *Participants could select more than one option, resulting in an overall percentage greater than 100%.

  • †Original survey question asked participants to list how many adults lived in the household.

  • ‡Original survey question asked participants to list how many of each animal (dog, cat or other) they owned.