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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of the respondents (n = 972)

From: The prevalence and factors associated with obesity among adult women in Selangor, Malaysia

Profile of the respondents n %
Age   
20–49 years 799 82.2
50–59 years 173 17.8
Race   
Malay 534 54.9
Chinese 194 20.0
Indian 227 23.4
Others 17 1.7
Religion   
Muslim 547 56.3
Buddhist 165 17.0
Christian 44 4.5
Hindu 212 21.8
Others 4 0.4
School   
Yes 914 94.0
No 58 6.0
Education level   
Formal education 915 94.1
No formal education 57 5.9
Occupation   
Yes 389 40.0
No 583 60.0
Monthly salary   
++ < RM 500 660 67.9
++ ≥RM 500 312 32.1
Marital Status   
Yes 815 83.8
No 157 16.2
  1. * p < 0.05 = significant
  2. ++ RM = Malaysian Dollars