Table 2

Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (n = 730)
Characteristic n (%)
Age group
Young adults (20–39 years old) 197 (27.0)
Middle aged adults (40–59 years old) 388 (53.1)
Elderly (≥60 years old) 145 (19.9)
Ethnicity
Malay 308 (42.2)
Chinese 422 (57.8)
Marital status
Married 579 (79.3)
Not married 151 (20.7)
Educational level
Primary education 103 (14.1)
Secondary education 380 (52.1)
College/university 247 (33.8)
Employment status
Employed 502 (68.8)
Unemployed 228 (31.2)
Monthly household income*
Low (<RM1500) 195 (26.7)
Moderate (RM1500-RM3500) 290 (39.7)
High (>RM3500) 245 (33.6)

* Classification from Department of Statistics Malaysia (currency conversion: 1.00 USD = RM3.07).

Ibrahim et al.

Ibrahim et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:275   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-275

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