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Table 1 Sample proportions and characteristics of tribes and sub-tribes in various socio-economic groups

From: Cardio-metabolic health risks in indigenous populations of Southeast Asia and the influence of urbanization

Tribes and sub-tribes
Characteristics Overall Tribes and sub-tribes
Characteristics Overall Proto Malay Senoi Negrito
   Seletar Jakun Mahmeri Semai Jehai Mendriq Batek
Proportion; N (%)
n (%)
636 (100) 253 (39.1) 70 (10.8) 59 (9.1) 57 (8.8) 105 (16.2) 48 (7.4%) 44 (6.8)
Median age (yrs) 31 31 31 37 30 31 30 34
Gender; n (%)         
Male 275 (43.2) 91 (36) 20 (28.6) 23 (38.6) 36 (63.2) 58 (55.2) 12 (25) 33 (75)
Female 361 (56.8) 162 (64) 50 (71.4) 36 (61.4) 21 (36.8) 47 (44.8) 36 (75) 11 (25)
Socio-economic groups
   Socio-economic groups
Characteristics Overall Overall Urbanized
City Fringe Dwellers (UCFD)
Resettled Communities (RC) Deep Forest Hunter Gatherer (DFHG)
Median age (yrs) 31 31 32 33
Gender; n (%)     
Male 275 (43.2) 91 (36.0) 79 (42.5) 103 (52.3)
Female 361 (56.8) 162 (64.0) 107 (57.5) 94 (47.7)
Total; n 636 (100) 253 186 197