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Table 5 Community-related variables by region of primary employment

From: Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

  Atlantic
n (%)
QC
n (%)
ON
n (%)
MB/SK
n (%)
AB/BC
n (%)
Territories
n (%)
Total
N (%)
Population of childhood community
 Small (999 or less) 391 (41.6) 75 (28.4) 92 (22.7) 448 (54.4) 167 (26.1) 122 (20.4) 1 295 (34.9)
 Medium (1 000–9 999) 385 (41.0) 118 (39.1) 178 (43.8) 196 (23.8) 231 (36.0) 129 (21.5) 1 237 (33.3)
 Large (>10 000) 163 (17.4) 109 (36.1) 136 (33.5) 180 (21.8) 243 (37.9) 348 (58.1) 1 179 (31.8)
Total sample 939 302 406 824 641 599 3 711
Population of primary work community
 Small (999 or less) 95 (10.2) 19 (6.3) 18 (4.5) 213 (26.0) 49 (7.7) 113 (18.9) 507 (13.7)
 Medium (1 000-9 999) 542 (58.5) 173 (57.3) 268 (66.3) 408 (49.8) 421 (65.9) 215 (35.9) 2 027 (54.9)
 Large (>10 000) 290 (31.3) 110 (36.4) 118 (29.2) 198 (24.2) 169 (26.4) 271 (45.1) 1156 (31.3)
Total sample 927 302 404 819 639 599 3 690
Live in primary work community
Yes 495 (52.2) 183 (59.4) 239 (58.2) 413 (49.8) 397 (61.7) 429 (71.1) 2 156 (57.6)
Total sample 948 308 411 830 643 603 3 743