Table 5
Age groups of abused women residing in shelters on April 16, 2008, Canada

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Age groups Women residing in shelters for reasons of abuse Population of single, married, separated and common-law women Rate1 per 100,000 single, married, common-law and separated women
number percentage number rate
15 to 24 years 564 18 2,177,787 26
25 to 34 years 1,168 36 2,181,221 54
35 to 44 years 779 24 2,297,056 34
45 to 54 years 388 12 2,238,835 17
55 years and over 180 6 2,777,473 6
Age unknown 143 4
Total women admitted due to abuse 3,222 100 11,672,372 28
1. Rates are calculated based on 100,000 population. Population estimates are provided by Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations as of July 1: preliminary post-censal estimates for 2007.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Transition Home Survey, 2007/2008.
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