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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study (n = 1,096).

From: Prevalence and determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors among the residents of urban community housing projects in Malaysia

Variables Sub-categories N (%)
Age 18 to 29 288 (26.3)
  30 to 39 213 (19.4)
  40 to 49 255 (23.3)
  50 to 59 201 (18.4)
  ≥ 60 139 (12.7)
Gender Male 479 (43.7)
  Female 517 (56.3)
Ethnicity Malay 899 (82.1)
  Indian 181 (16.5)
  Chinese/Others 16 (1.4)
Education None 78 (7.1)
  Primary 186 (17.0)
  Secondary 718 (65.5)
  Tertiary 114 (10.4)
Income < 1,000 RM 192 (17.5)
  ≥ 1,000 RM 904 (82.5)
Occupation Paid-employee 463 (42.2)
  Self-employed 138 (12.6)
  Retiree 42 (3.8)
  House maker 237 (21.6)
  Others 216 (19.7)
Marital status Single 277 (25.3)
  Married 701 (64.0)
  Divorced 67 (6.1)
  Widow/Widower 51 (4.6)