Reasons for women for seeking shelters, Canada, April 16, 2008
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|Reasons||Women residing in shelters|
|number||percentage of women1|
|Protection of children from:|
|Witnessing abuse of mother||1,065||25|
|Other types of abuse||368||9|
|Unable to find afforable housing||1,379||32|
|Short-term housing problem||826||19|
|Mental health problems||945||22|
|Drug and alcohol addiction||880||21|
|Other reasons - total||272||6|
|Total women residing in shelters||4,273||100|
1. Due to multiple responses, the sum of the percentages does not equal 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Transition Home Survey, 2007/2008.
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