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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and socio demographic determinants of hypertension in Malaysian adults

Demographic characteristics
All subjects (n, %) 11,288 (100)
Mean age in years (±SD) 53.02 (±10.9)
Gender (n, %)
 Male 4943 (43.8)
 Female 6345 (56.2)
Location (n a, %)
 Urban 5857 (51.9)
 Rural 5410 (48.1)
Age (years) (n, %)
 30–39 1233 (10.9)
 40–49 3336 (29.6)
 50–59 3606 (31.9)
 ≥60 3113 (27.6)
Ethnicity (n, %)
 Malay 8188 (72.5)
 Chinese 1214 (10.8)
 Indian 327 (2.9)
 Indigenous group 1559 (13.8)
Education attainment (n a, %)
 No formal education 1566 (15.3)
 Primary 2766 (27.0)
 Secondary 3929 (38.4)
 Tertiary 1980 (19.3)
Smoking status (n a, %)
 Non smoker 8014 (75.6)
 Current smoker 1367 (12.9)
 Ex-smoker 1224 (11.5)
Body Mass Index (n a, %)
 Underweight 392 (3.7)
 Normal 2493 (23.3)
 Overweight 4144 (38.7)
 Obese  3670 (34.3)
  1. n a is not equal to 11 288 due to missing values