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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Opportunities and obstacles to the elimination of malaria from Peninsular Malaysia: knowledge, attitudes and practices on malaria among aboriginal and rural communities

  population
Characteristics Forest-aboriginal (n = 100)
n (%)
Rural (n = 123)
n (%)
Age   
   18-40 76 (76.0) 75 (61.0)
   >40 24 (24.0) 48 (39.0)
Sex   
   Male 38 (38.0) 46 (37.4)
   Female 62 (62.0) 77 (62.6)
Religion   
   Non-religious 99 (99.0) 0 (0.0)
   Muslim 1 (1.0) 74 (60.1)
   Buddhist 0 (0.0) 36 (29.3)
   Hindu 0 (0.0) 13 (10.6)
Education   
   None 38 (38.0) 6 (4.9)
   Kindergarten 5 (5.0) 2 (1.6)
   Primary school 49 (49.0) 57 (46.3)
   Secondary school 8 (8.0) 51 (41.5)
   Tertiary 0 (0.0) 5 (4.1)
   University 0 (0.0) 2 (1.6)
Occupation   
   Working 31 (31.0) 38 (30.9)
   Non-working 35 (35.0) 36 (29.3)
   Housewife 34 (34.0) 47 (38.2)
   Students 0 (0.0) 2 (1.6)
Races   
   Aborigine 100 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
   Malay 0 (0.0) 74 (60.1)
   Chinese 0 (0.0) 36 (29.3)
   Indian 0 (0.0) 13 (10.6)