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Table 1 Socio-demographic distribution of the sample

From: Smoking and Socio-demographic correlates of BMI

  Number Weighted % S.E.
Age group    
 18–34 2264 32.4 -
 35–49 2308 34.7 -
 50–64 1401 22.6 -
 65+ 318 10.4 -
Ethnicity    
 Chinese 1976 77.9 -
 Malay 2145 11.4 -
 Indian 1905 8.2 -
 Others 265 2.5 -
Sex    
 Male 3191 48.9 0.9
 Female 3100 51.1 0.9
Marital    
 Single 1787 29.4 0.7
 Married 4076 62.4 0.8
 Divorced/separated 248 4.2 0.4
 Widowed 178 3.9 0.4
Education    
 Primary and below 203 4.7 0.4
 Secondary 813 14.1 0.6
 Pre-u/junior-college/diploma 1905 27.9 0.8
 Vocational 1331 22.9 0.7
 University 706 8.0 0.4
Employment    
 Employed 4464 71.8 0.8
 Economically inactivea 1365 23.8 0.7
 Unemployed 285 4.4 0.4
Income    
 Below $SD 20,000 3110 50.3 0.9
 $SD 20,000–49,999 1900 31.8 0.8
 Above $SD 50,000 955 17.9 0.7
BMI    
 Underweight 446 8.4 0.5
 Normal 3338 60.3 0.9
 Overweight 1719 23.6 0.8
 Obese 788 7.8 0.4
Smoking    
 No 4891 83.7 0.6
 Yes 1270 16.3 0.6
  1. aInclude homemakers, students and retirees/pensioners