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Table 7. Distribution of waiting times by type of service, Canada
Type of specialized service accessed Waiting period 2003 2005
Estimate % 95% confidence interval Estimate % 95% confidence interval
Specialist visits Less than 1 month
47.9
45.0 to 50.8
46.0
43.1 to 48.9
1 to 3 months
40.7
37.9 to 43.5
41.1
38.3 to 43.9
Longer than 3 months
11.4
9.6 to 13.1
12.9
11.0 to 14.8
Non-emergency surgeries Less than 1 month
40.5
36.9 to 44.2
40.3
36.8 to 43.7
1 to 3 months
42.1
38.5 to 45.6
40.7
37.0 to 44.3
Longer than 3 months
17.4
14.7 to 20.2
19.1
16.6 to 21.5
Diagnostic tests Less than 1 month
57.5
53.9 to 61.1
56.4
53.2 to 59.6
1 to 3 months
31.1
27.6 to 34.6
33.3
30.2 to 36.5
Longer than 3 months
11.5
8.8 to 14.1
10.2
8.5 to 12.0
Notes: Household population aged 15 and over. Based on population reporting waiting times for "specialized services" accessed in the last 12 months. Analysis excludes non-response ("I don't know", "not stated", and "refusal").
Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, Health Services Access Subsample, 2003 and 2005.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2006, Access to health care in Canada, Catalogue number 82-575-XWE2006002.