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Table 4 Correlation between socio-demographic characteristics, respondent’s background and type of waste disposed from the household at Panji district

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

   Waste type X2 (p-value)
Food Bottles Plastic others
Locality Kg. Chempaka 18 6 6 0 43.67 (0.002)*
Taman Desa Kujid 25 0 5 0  
Taman Sri Iman 21 1 7 0  
Kg Belukar 83 7 30 5  
Kg Panji 49 4 8 0  
Kg Tapang 29 0 4 0  
Taman Bendahara 26 0 3 0  
Gender Male 119 9 28 0 5.338 (0.254)
Female 132 10 34 5  
Age 18-24 36 3 7 0 23.67 (0.26)
25-29 36 4 8 1  
30-34 47 0 11 1  
35-49 71 5 12 3  
50-65 48 7 21 0  
>65 13 0 3 0  
Marital status single 55 8 14 0 9.28 (0.32)
married 192 10 48 5  
divorce 4 1 0 0  
Number of persons per household Education level 1-3 77 6 15 0 5.930 (0.655)
4-6 129 11 37 3  
>6 45 2 10 2  
Primary 21 1 5 0 11.896 (.751)
secondary 135 12 43 4  
tertiary 85 6 12 1  
Professional 9 0 1 0  
Type of house Bungalow 81 7 12 2 49.745 (<0.001)
Semi detached 29 3 5 0  
Terrace 33 1 15 1  
Village 30 7 13 2  
Other 78 1 17 0  
Cook at home Yes 232 16 55 5 2.729 (0.604)
No 19 3 7 0  
  1. *p<0.05