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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the students surveyed

From: Awareness of school students on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their sexual behavior: a cross-sectional study conducted in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Characteristic N %
Participants: 1139 95.4
Male 474 41.6
Female 665 58.4
Mean age (range): 17.2 (15-20) -
Race:   
Malay 576 50.6
Chinese 348 30.6
Indian 211 18.5
Others 4 0.4
Religion:   
Muslim 584 51.3
Hindu 180 15.8
Christian 78 6.8
Buddhist 293 25.7
Others 4 0.4
Education level:   
Form 4 339 29.8
Form 5 417 36.6
Form 6 383 33.6
Course stream:   
Arts 575 50.5
Science 564 49.5
Socioeconomic status   
Low (less than RM 1000) 445 39.1
Middle (RM 1000-RM 3000) 532 46.7
High (RM 3100 and above) 162 14.2