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Table 1 Demographic data of respondents

From: Psychiatric morbidity among adult patients in a semi-urban primary care setting in Malaysia

Demographic Data   Respondents (n = 263)
   No. Percentage (%) against total
   Age group 18 ~ 29 years 97 36.9
  30 ~ 39 years 91 34.6
  40 ~ 49 years 51 19.4
  50 ~ 59 years 15 5.7
  60 ~ 70 years 9 3.4
   Sex Female 188 71.5
  Male 75 28.5
   Race/Ethnic Malay 199 75.7
  Chinese 29 11.0
  Indian 31 11.8
  Others 4 1.5
   Education Level None/Primary 27 10.3
  Secondary 170 64.6
  College/Tertiary 66 25.1
   Marital Status Single 26 9.9
  Married 233 88.6
  Widow/Divorced 4 1.5
   Occupation Professional, tech. & rel. work 78 29.7
  Clerical & Sales 69 26.2
  Production workers & laborers 35 13.3
  Economically inactive 81 30.8
Income Group ≤ RM1, 000 39 14.8
  RM1, 001 ~ RM1, 999 121 46.0
  RM2, 000 ~ RM2, 999 57 21.7
  ≥ RM3, 000 46 17.5
Clinical Data   Respondents (n = 263)
   No. Percentage (%) of total respondents
   PHQ Positive 65 24.7
   GHQ Positive 71 27.0
   Previously known medical illness Yes 52 19.8
   Previous history of psychiatric illness Yes 1 0.4
   Family history of psychiatric illness Yes 1 0.4
   History of stresses in the last 4 weeks Yes 18 6.8
   History of menstrual problems Yes 25 9.5