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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (N = 2512)

From: Nationwide study of factors associated with public’s willingness to use home self-test kit for dengue fever in Malaysia

Socio-demographic variables N %
Age (years)
 18–40 1272 50.6
 >41 years 1240 49.4
Gender
 Male 717 28.5
 Female 1795 64.3
Marital status
 Single 766 35.7
 Ever married 1381 64.3
Ethnicity
 Malay 1394 55.5
 Chinese 771 30.7
 Indian 249 9.9
 Others 98 3.9
Religion
 Muslim 1477 58.8
 Christian 152 6.1
 Buddhist 515 20.5
 Others 268 14.7
Highest educational level
 No formal education 43 1.7
 Primary school 353 14.1
 Secondary school 1292 51.4
 Tertiary education 824 32.8
Occupation
 Professional and managerial 333 13.3
 Skilled worker 334 13.3
 Non-skilled worker 396 15.8
 Student 485 19.3
 Housewife 702 27.9
 Retired 205 8.2
 Others 57 2.3
Monthly average household income
 Below RM1000 303 12.1
 RM1001–RM2000 487 19.4
 RM2001–RM3000 411 16.4
 RM3001–RM4000 233 9.3
 RM4001–RM 5000 109 4.3
 More than RM5001 225 9
Type of house
 Flat/Apartment/Condominium 468 18.6
 Terrace house/twin house 1030 41
 Bungalow/Village house 1041 40.4
Does your house have a lot of plants or vegetation
 None 147 5.9
 Low 911 36.3
 Moderate 676 26.9
 A lot 778 31
Your living area
 Urban 864 34.4
 Suburban 801 31.9
 Rural 847 33.7