2012 Personal Service Settings Awareness - Regulations Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information about awareness of regulations and inspection procedures for personal service settings (PSS) among adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region.

Key Findings

Overall Findings

  • In 2012, 78% (±2) of adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region knew that PSSs must be licensed by the health department and 78% (±3) knew that PSSs are inspected by the health department.

Sex

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by sex in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who knew that PSSs must be licensed by the health department or that PSSs are inspected by the health department.

Age

  • In 2012, Halton adults aged 18-24 were more likely than all other age groups to know that PSSs must be licensed by the health department. This difference was statistically significant when comparing adults aged 18-24 [96%(85-99)] to adults aged 25-44 [77%(72-81)] and 45-64 [74%(70-78)]. Differences were also statistically significant when comparing adults aged 45-64 [74%(70-78)] to adults aged 65+ [(84%(79-88)].
  • In 2012, adults aged 18-64 were more likely than all other age groups to know that PSSs are inspected by the health department. This difference was statistically significant when comparing adults aged 18-24 [99%(90-100)] to all other age groups.

Municipality

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who knew that PSSs must be licensed by the health department or that PSSs are inspected by the health department.

Income

  • In 2012, the percent of Halton adults aged 18 and over who knew that PSSs must be licensed by the health department decreased as income increased. This difference was statistically significant when comparing adults in the low income group [84%(±5)] to adults in the high income group [69%(±6)].
  • In 2012, the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who knew that PSSs are inspected by the health department decreased as income increased, however this difference was not statistically significant.

Education

  • In 2012, Halton adults aged 18 and over who were not post-secondary graduates [86%(±4)] were more likely than adults who were post-secondary graduates [75%(±3)] to know that PSSs must be licensed by the health department. This difference was statistically significant.
  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by education in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who knew that PSSs are inspected by the health department.