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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health-related characteristics of the study population (n = 1895)

From: Cancer symptom and risk factor awareness in Malaysia: findings from a nationwide cross-sectional study

 n%
Sex
 Male108257.1
 Female81342.9
Age groups
 40–49127967.5
 50–5942722.5
 60+18910.0
Ethnicity
 Malay92548.8
 Chinese75439.8
 Indian1628.5
 Others542.8
Highest Level of Education
 No formal education281.5
 Primary education1628.6
 Secondary education105255.5
 Tertiary education65334.5
Marital Status
 Married166387.8
 Not married23112.2
Household ownership of motorised transport
 No894.7
 Yes, one104355.0
 Yes, more than one76340.3
Smoking
 Current smoker35518.7
 Ex-smoker1156.1
 Never smoked142575.2
Access to doctors
 Easy181495.8
 Difficult804.2
Experience of cancer (self, family or friend)
 Yes38120.1
 No151179.9
Self-reported health
 Very good1105.8
 Good126266.6
 Fair48125.4
 Poor402.1
 Very poor20.1
  1. Missing information: Marital status (n = 1), Access to doctors (n = 1), Experience of cancer (n = 3), Self-reported health (n = 1)