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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics: differences in mean total contraceptive knowledge score of all participants, female participants and male participants

From: Prevalence of pregnancy experiences and contraceptive knowledge among single adults in a low socio-economic suburban community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Socio-demographic variables Frequency of overall participants (%) Mean ± SD   Frequency (Female) Mean ± SD   Frequency (Male) Mean ± SD  
  N (483) (0-5) p N (226) (0-5) p N(257) (0-5) p
Age          
18-25 363 3.10 (1.54) NS 169 3.21 (1.50) NS 194 2.99 (1.59) NS
26-35 120 3.13 (1.59)   57 3.24 (1.29)   63 3.02 (1.50)  
Gender          
Male 257 3.02 (1.60) 0.03   
Female 226 3.28 (1.48)    
Ethnicity          
Malay 403 3.14 (1.56) NS 189 3.29 (1.40) NS 214 2.99 (1.49) NS
Non-Malay 80 3.07 (1.48)   37 3.11 (1.52)   43 3.02 (1.52)  
Religion          
Muslim 409 3.12 (1.54) NS 192 3.28 (1.56) NS 217 2.97 (1.62) NS
Non-Muslim 74 3.09 (1.49)   34 3.15 (1.45)   40 3.03 (1.50)  
Level of education *         
Primary school 192 3.08 (1.57) NS 97 3.27 (1.51) NS 95 2.89 (1.59) NS
secondary school 281 3.17 (1.54)   129 3.26 (1.48)   152 3.09 (1.61)  
Average monthly household income        
<2000 351 3.12 (1.57) NS 164 3.22 (1.57) NS 187 3.02 (1.54) NS
≥2000 132 3.01 (1.51)    62 3.10 (1.26)   70 2.92 (1.63)
  1. *Not all subtotals add up to the total of 483 owing to missing values.