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Table 1 Background characteristics of the women

From: Exploring pregnancy termination experiences and needs among Malaysian women: A qualitative study

Characteristics Number (n = 31) Percent (%) Mean ± SD (Range)
Age (years)    30.16 ± 6.41 (21–43)
Ethnicity    
 Malay 16 51.6  
 Chinese 10 32.3  
 Indian 5 16.1  
Religion    
 Islam 16 51.6  
 Buddhist/Taoist 10 32.3  
 Hindu 5 16.1  
Education level    
 Primary 2 6.5  
 Secondary 23 74.2  
 Tertiary 6 19.4  
Marital status    
 Single 5 16.1  
 Married 25 80.6  
 Divorced/Separated 1 3.2  
Monthly Personal Income 1    
 ≤ RM 1000 7 29.2  
 RM1001-RM2000 15 62.5  
 RM2001-RM3000 0 0  
 RM3001-RM4000 1 4.2  
 RM4001-RM5000 1 4.2  
Monthly Household Income    
 ≤ RM 1000 2 6.5  
 RM1001-RM2000 11 35.5  
 RM2001-RM3000 1 3.2  
 RM3001-RM4000 11 35.5  
 RM4001-RM5000 5 16.1  
 RM5001-RM6000 1 3.2  
Occupational group 2    
 Technicians & Associates professional 2 6.5  
 Clerical support worker 7 22.6  
 Service and sales worker 7 22.6  
 Plant & machine operators & assembler 5 16.1  
 Self-employed/freelance 3 9.7  
 Housewife 7 22.6  
  1. 1 N = 24. Total is less as 7 women are housewives with no personal income.
  2. 2 Based on Malaysia Standard Classification of Occupations 2008, Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia.
  3. 3 USD ($) 1 = Ringgit Malaysia (RM) 3.1.