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Table 1 Basic demographic characteristics of Moluccan-Dutch study population and native Dutch control group

From: Higher self-reported prevalence of hypertension among Moluccan-Dutch than among the general population of the Netherlands: results from a cross-sectional survey

  Men (n = 1962) Women (n = 2163)
  Moluccan- Dutch (n = 341) Native Dutch (n = 1621) p Moluccan-Dutch (n = 367) Native Dutch (n = 1796) p
Age (years) 56 (51 – 60) 51 (42 – 59)   55 (50 – 60) 50 (41 – 58)  
Age categories (%)    <0.001    <0.001
30 – 39 6.2 19.4   8.4 19.7  
40 – 49 14.4 26.0   16.1 29.1  
50 – 59 50.1 32.6   49.6 31.8  
60 – 65 29.3 22.0   25.9 19.4  
Level of education (%)    <0.001    <0.001
Primary 2.1 7.6   4.4 10.2  
Secondary 41.3 22.6   46.6 25.0  
Secondary vocational 33.4 30.1   32.2 30.0  
Higher 20.2 36.6   13.6 31.0  
Missing 2.9 3.1   3.3 3.8  
Cohabitation (%)    0.017    <0.001
Yes 76.8 82.2   61.9 81.6  
No 23.2 17.6   37.6 18.0  
Missing   0.2   0.5 0.4  
  1. Age is displayed in median and interquartile ranges. Value p is calculated by Chi-square test.