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Table 2 Characteristics of the immigrant population at baseline

From: Ethnic differences in prediabetes incidence among immigrants to Canada: a population-based cohort study

Variablesa Total (N = 334,678)
Ethnic groupsb
 South Asian 69,681 (20.8)
 Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean 36,899 (11.0)
 South-East Asian 30,797 (9.2)
 Latin American 29,396 (8.8)
 East Asian 69,120 (20.6)
 West Asian and Arab 33,990 (10.2)
 Eastern European 42,365 (12.7)
 Western European 22,430 (6.7)
High school education or less 198,849 (59.4)
Married or common law 194,561 (58.1)
Immigration class
 Family 121,652 (36.3)
 Economic 132,204 (39.5)
 Investor/business 11,302 (3.4)
 Refugee 56,389 (16.8)
 Others 13,129 (3.9)
Duration in Canada
 < 5 years 72,186 (21.6)
 5–9 years 101,425 (30.3)
 10–14 years 99,332 (29.7)
 ≥ 15 years 61,735 (18.4)
  1. All values expressed as N (%)
  2. aAll immigration-related variables were obtained using information collected at the time of landing in Canada from the IRCC-PR database
  3. bEthnic groups were ascertained using country of birth, mother tongue, and surnames