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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Lymphatic filariasis in Peninsular Malaysia: a cross-sectional survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of residents

Variable Number (N = 230) Percent (%)
Sex   
 Male 72 31.3
 Female 158 68.7
Age   
 15–29 years 67 29.1
 30–39 years 90 39.1
 40–49 years 58 25.2
 50–59 years 10 4.3
 ≥60 years 5 2.2
Educational level   
 No formal education 28 12.2
 Primary 86 37.4
 Secondary 90 39.1
 Tertiary 26 11.3
Occupation   
 Employed 108 47.0
 Unemployed or housewife 122 53.0
Type of house   
 Bamboo/wood 131 57.0
 Bricks/rock 99 43.0
Income level   
 ≤ RM 500.00 ($160.00) 61 26.5
 > RM 500.00 ($160.00) 169 73.5