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Table 1 Socio-Demographic Characteristics and of Respondent’s Background in Panji sub-district (N = 338)

From: Household solid waste management practices and perceptions among residents in the East Coast of Malaysia

Variable Description Frequency (N) Percentage (%) Chi-square (p-value)
Locality Kg. Chempaka 30 8.9 158.54 (<0.001)
Kg Belukar 125 37.0  
Kg Panji 61 18.0  
Kg Tapang 33 9.8  
Taman Desa Kujid 30 8.9  
Taman Sri Iman 30 8.9  
Taman Bendahara 29 8.6  
Gender Male 156 46.2 2.00 (0.157)
Female 182 53.8  
Age 18-24 46 13.6 59.81 (< 0.001)
25-29 50 14.8  
30-34 59 17.5  
35-49 91 26.9  
50-65 76 22.5  
>65 16 4.7  
Level of Education Primary 27 8.0 394.16 (< 0.001)
Secondary 194 57.4  
Tertiary (Diploma / Degree) 105 31.1  
Professional (Master / Phd) 10 3.0  
Missing 2 0.6  
Marital status Single 77 22.8 296.53 (< 0.001)
Married 256 75.7  
Divorced 5 1.5  
Religion Muslim 328 97.0 617.62 (< 0.001)
Buddha 9 2.7  
Christian 1 .3  
Monthly income <1k 80 23.7 159.72 (< 0.001)
1-2k 111 32.8  
2-3k 84 24.9  
4-5k 44 13.0  
5-10k 18 5.3  
Missing 1 0.3  
Occupation Self employed 108 32.0 170.02 (< 0.001)
Private sector 58 17.2  
Housewife 66 19.5  
Civil servant 67 19.8  
Retiree 23 6.8  
Student 8 2.4  
Others 8 2.4  
Residential house type Bungalow 103 30.5 52.50 (< 0.001)
Semi detached 37 10.9  
Terrace 50 14.8  
Village 52 15.4  
Others 96 28.4  
Number of occupants living in the household 1-3 98 29.0 68.92 (< 0.001)
4-6 181 53.6  
>6 59 17.5  
Cook at home No 29 8.6 231.95 (< 0.001)
Yes 309 91.4  
Cooking frequency Not cooking 29 8.6 513.10 (< 0.001)
Daily 232 68.6  
2 times a week 23 6.8  
3 times a week 48 14.2  
Once a week 6 1.8