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Table 1 Socio- demographic characteristics of study population

From: Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behavior in a representative sample of a multi-ethnic South-East Asian population: a cross-sectional study

  Males (n = 1128) %* Females (n = 1191) %* Overall,(n = 2319) %*
Mean age 43.2 ± 15.1 years 42.9 ± 15.2 years 43.0 ± 15.2 years
Age group    
18 - 29 years 270 (21.8%) 277 (22.1%) 547 (21.9%)
30 - 39 years 204 (21.1%) 219 (22.0%) 423 (21.6%)
40 - 49 years 254 (22.2%) 291 (22.0%) 545 (22.1%)
50 - 59 years 240 (19.5%) 239 (17.9%) 479 (18.7%)
60 - 79 years 160 (15.5%) 165 (16.0%) 325 (15.7%)
Race/ethnicity    
Chinese 526 (75.2%) 371 (75.7%) 797 (75.4%)
Malay 355 (12.3%) 451 (12.5%) 806 (12.4%)
Indian 284 (9.4%) 311 (8.5%) 595 (8.9%)
Others 63 (3.1%) 58 (3.4%) 121 (3.2%)
Highest level of education attained    
Secondary and below 276 (20.2%) 384 (24.6%) 660 (22.4%)
GCE O/N level 297 (19.9%) 329 (25.4%) 626 (22.7%)
GCE A/diploma/professional qualification 170 (17.2%) 150 (13.4%) 320 (15.3%)
Polytechnic, University and Above 383 (42.7%) 327 (36.6%) 710 (39.6%)
Marital status    
Not currently married 341 (30.6%) 424 (39.2%) 756 (35.0%)
Currently married 787 (69.4%) 766 (60.8%) 1553 (65.1%)
Employment status    
Full-time employment (work/Student/National Service) 998 (88.8%) 792 (71.8%) 1790 (80.3%)
Not full-time employment 128 (11.2%) 399 (28.2%) 527 (19.8%)
Monthly household income over the last 12 months
Below S$ 2,000 203 (14.6%) 219 (16.8%) 422 (15.7%)
S$ 2,000 to 3,999 318 (27.5%) 348 (25.5%) 666 (26.5%)
S$ 4,000 to 5,999 235 (19.0%) 230 (20.8%) 465 (19.9%)
S$ 6,000 and above 280 (38.9%) 266 (36.9%) 546 (37.9%)
  1. *The percentages are weighted percentage.