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Table 3 Correlation between respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics and practices in solid waste management at household level (Practice waste segregation)

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

Variables Practice waste segregation Pearson chi-square (p-value)
Yes (N = 17) No (N = 16)
Frequency Row % Frequency Row %
Locality Kg. Chempaka 15 50.0% 15 50.0% 43.35 (<0.001)*
Taman Desa Kujid 22 73.3% 8 26.7%  
Taman Sri Iman 11 36.7% 19 63.3%  
Kg Belukar 53 42.4% 72 57.6%  
Kg Panji 24 39.3% 37 60.7%  
Kg Tapang 16 48.5% 17 51.5%  
Taman Bendahara 29 100.0% 0 .0%  
Gender Male 82 52.6% 74 47.4% .596 (0.440)
Female 88 48.4% 94 51.6%  
Age 18-24 31 67.4% 15 32.6% 11.62 (<0.001)*
25-29 19 38.0% 31 62.0%  
30-34 30 50.8% 29 49.2%  
35-49 39 42.9% 52 57.1%  
50-65 43 56.6% 33 43.4%  
>65 8 50.0% 8 50.0%  
Education level Primary 13 48.1% 14 51.9% 6.188 (0.19)
Secondary 90 46.4% 104 53.6%  
Tertiary 61 58.1% 44 41.9%  
Professional 6 60.0% 4 40.0%  
Missing 0   2   
Marital status Single 44 57.1% 33 42.9% 1.87 (0.17)
Married 123 48.0% 133 52.0%  
Divorce 3 60.0% 2 40.0%  
Monthly income <1k 44 55.0% 36 45.0% 4.55 (0.47)
1-2k 53 47.7% 58 52.3%  
2-3k 40 47.6% 44 52.4%  
4-5k 26 59.1% 18 40.9%  
5-10k 7 38.9% 11 61.1%  
Missing 0   1   
Occupation Self employed 47 43.5% 61 56.5% 4.46 (0.62)
Private sector 31 53.4% 27 46.6%  
Housewife 32 48.5% 34 51.5%  
Civil servant 37 55.2% 30 44.8%  
Retiree 14 60.9% 9 39.1%  
Student 5 62.5% 3 37.5%  
Others 4 50.0% 4 50.0%  
Type of house Bungalow 58 56.3% 45 43.7% 12.73 (0.03)*
Semi detached 24 64.9% 13 35.1%  
Terrace 20 40.0% 30 60.0%  
Village 22 42.3% 30 57.7%  
Other 46 47.9% 50 52.1%  
Number of occupants per household 1-3 54 55.1% 44 44.9% 2.366 (0.31)
4-6 84 46.4% 97 53.6%  
>6 32 54.2% 27 45.8%  
Cooking at home Yes 152 49.2% 157 50.8% 1.75 (0.19)
No 18 62.1% 11 37.9%