Table 1: Demographic characteristics of study respondents according to healthy lifestyle practice.

Characteristics Frequency (%) Healthy Lifestyle
Practice,
Mean (SD)
p value
Age
Young adults [1825]
Adulthood [2640]
Middle age [41 – 60]
Elderly [>60]
Mean (SD)
281(28)
369(37)
278(28)
78(8)
36.8(14.53)
7.5(1.33)
7.4(1.35)
7.1(1.45)
7.1(1.46)
0.023
Gender
Male
Female
461(46)
545(54)
6.9(1.49)
7.7(1.18)
<0.001
Marital status
Married
Unmarried
658(65)
348(35)
7.3(1.41)
7.3(1.35)
0.574
Education
Primary and lower
Secondary
Higher
245(24)
575(57)
186(19)
7.2(1.47)
7.3(1.37)
7.5(7.34)
0.057
Employment
Employed
Unemployed
Housewives
717(71)
98(10)
191(19)
7.2(1.44)
7.5(1.40)
7.5(1.15)
0.089
Ethnicity
Malay/Melanau
Natives
Chinese
335(33)
479(48)
192(19)
7.3(1.40)
7.3(1.45)
7.3(1.21)
0.816
Distance to health care facilities
Within 5km
More than 5km
327(33)
366(36)
7.3(1.42)
7.3(1.38)
0.903
Chronic illnesses
Yes
No
324(32)
682(68)
7.2(1.39)
7.3(1.39)
0.366
First degree relative with history of heart disease
Yes
No
260(26)
746(74)
7.3(1.40)
7.3(1.36)
0.981

SD = Standard deviation

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