**Data sources and citation:** Canadian Community Health Survey 2000 and 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008, 2009 and 2010, 2011 and 2012, and 2013 and 2014, Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

**Sample: **Residents 12 years and over in the KFL&A area.

**Released:** Sept. 2016

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## Figure 1. Sense of community belonging, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Table 1. Sense of community belonging, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 1In 2013 and 2014, KFL&A residents most frequently stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong', 52.9% (48.5, 57.3). |
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## Figure 2. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', KFL&A and Ontario## Table 2. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 2In 2013 and 2014, 52.9% (48.5, 57.3) of KFL&A residents stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. Since 2009 and 2010, KFL&A has a slightly higher percentage than Ontario of those who feel their sense of community belonging is 'somewhat strong'. |
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## Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong' by sex |
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## Figure 3. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', by sex, KFL&A## Table 3. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', by sex, KFL&A, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 3In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, there were no differences between males and females in the percentages that stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario males and females. Also, no trends over time in either males or females seen over time. ## Figure 4. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', by sex, Ontario## Table 4. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', by sex, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 4In Ontario, in 2013 and 2014, there were no differences between males and females in the percentages that stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. No trends over time were seen. |
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## Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong' by age group |
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## Figure 5. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 12 to 19, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Table 5. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 12 to 19, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 5In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 58.7% (44.5, 71.6) of those ages 12 to 19 stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. In 2013 and 2014, there were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario. In Ontario, there were no trends over time. The estimates for KFL&A were too variable to report on trends over time.
## Figure 6. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario## Table 6. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 6In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 50.2% (42.7, 57.6) of those ages 20 to 44 stated their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 7. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario## Table 7. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 7In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 50.1% (40.3, 59.8) of those ages 45 to 64 stated their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 8. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 65 and over, KFL&A and Ontario## Table 8. Community sense of belonging as 'somewhat strong', ages 65 and over, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 8In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 60.5% (52.4, 68.0) of those ages 65 and over stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong'. The percentage of those ages 65 and over stated that their sense of community belonging was 'somewhat strong' was higher in KLF&A than Ontario for 2013 and 2014, however, in all previous years, there were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario. |
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## Confidence intervals explained |
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Researchers look at the "confidence levels" of percentages being compared to decide if there is a statistically significant difference between percentages. If the 95% confidence intervals of two estimates do not overlap, there is considered to be a significant difference between the estimates. A statistically significant difference means that: - the difference between two percentages is unlikely to have occurred by chance alone, and
- there is likely a true difference or change in the percentages.
In this report, 95% confidence intervals will accompany each percentage in all figures and tables. The true or actual percentage falls within the 95% confidence interval range 95 times out of 100. A wide confidence interval reflects a large amount of variability or imprecision. Usually, the larger the sample size, the narrower the confidence intervals. In tables, the 95% confidence intervals will be written with the percentage, followed by the 95% confidence interval range in brackets, e.g., 25.3% (12.3, 32.4). In figures, the 95% confidence interval are represented by error bars at the top of each bar (column). |