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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents

From: Sociodemographic factors associated with multiple cardiovascular risk factors among Malaysian adults

Characteristics Overall (n = 2572) Men (n = 1044) Women (n = 1528)
n % n % n %
Residential area       
 Rural 1277 49.7 534 51.1 743 48.6
 Urban 1295 50.3 510 48.9 785 51.4
Ethnicity       
 Malay 1425 55.4 580 55.6 845 55.3
 Chinese 461 17.9 186 17.8 275 18.0
 Indian 231 9.0 80 7.7 151 9.9
 Others 455 17.7 198 19.0 257 16.8
Age group       
 25-34 610 23.7 229 21.9 381 24.9
 35-44 738 28.7 277 26.5 461 30.2
 45-54 747 29.0 313 30.0 434 28.4
 55-64 477 18.5 225 21.6 252 16.5
Marital status       
 Single 215 8.4 108 10.3 107 7.0
 Married 2229 86.7 917 87.8 1312 85.9
 Divorced/widowed 128 4.9 19 1.8 109 7.2
Education attainment       
 No formal education 257 10.0 66 6.3 191 12.5
 Primary school 778 30.2 316 30.3 462 30.2
 Secondary school 1203 46.8 521 49.9 682 44.6
 Tertiary 334 13.0 141 13.5 193 12.6
Occupation       
 Public sector worker 266 10.3 157 15.0 109 7.1
 Private sector employee 565 22.0 345 33.0 220 14.4
 Self employed 627 24.4 399 38.2 228 14.9
 Housewife 822 32.0 - - 822 53.8
 Others 292 11.3 143 13.7 149 9.8
Monthly income level       
 Low (<RM 1000) 1206 48.8 483 46.8 723 50.2
 Middle (RM 1000-RM3999) 1085 43.9 467 45.3 618 42.9
 High (≥RM 4000) 180 7.3 81 7.9 99 6.9