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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Diagnosis delay of breast cancer and its associated factors in Malaysian women

Socio-demography Frequency (%)
N = 328
Mean (SD)
Age at diagnosis (year)   47.9 (9.4)
   40 & less 56 (17.1)  
   >40 272 (82.9)  
Ethnicity   
   Malay 262 (79.9)  
   Chinese 46 (14.0)  
   Indian 14 (4.3)  
   Others 6 (1.8)  
Education level   
   None 39 (11.9)  
   Primary school 52 (15.9)  
   Middle school 37 (11.2)  
   High school 128 (39.0)  
   Upper high school 13 (4.0)  
   Diploma 28 (8.5)  
   Degree 31 (9.5)  
Years of education   9.8 (4.6)
Monthly family income (RM)   1500 (2338)*
Occupation   
   Housewife 180 (54.9)  
   Government servant 78 (23.8)  
   Private sector 44 (13.3)  
   Self-employed 13 (4.0)  
   Unemployed 13 (4.0)  
Marital status   
   Married 260 (79.3)  
   Widow 39 (11.8)  
   Single 18 (5.5)  
   Divorce 11 (3.4)  
  1. *median (IQR), US$1~Ringgit Malaysia (RM) 3.10