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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 96)

From: Development of questionnaire on awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among a Malaysian population

Variables F %
Gender
 Male 52 54.2
 Female 44 45.8
Age (years)
 18–25 33 34.4
 26–35 24 25
 36–45 18 18.8
 46–55 9 9.4
 56–64 12 12.5
Marital Status
 Single 51 53.1
 Married 45 46.9
 Divorced 0 0.0
 Widow 0 0.0
Education
 Lower school 7 7.3
 Seconder school 49 51
 Undergraduate 12 12.5
 Diploma 18 18.8
 Master 7 7.3
 Others 3 3.1
Employment Status
 House wife 2 2.1
 Employed 59 61.5
 self-employed 13 13.5
 Unemployed 3 3.1
 Student 13 13.5
 Retired 6 6.3
Race
 Malay 74 77.1
 Chinese 16 16.7
 Indians 3 3.1
 Others 3 3.1
Monthly income
 < 500 USD 66 68.8
 500-less1000 USD 17 17.7
 1000–1500 USD 13 13.5
 > 1500 USD 0 0.0
Hypertension 13 13.5
Diabetes 11 11.5
Dyslipidemia 15 15.6
Heart diseases 5 5.2
Stroke 4 4.2
Other diseases 2 2.1