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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patient encounters

From: Health profiles of foreigners attending primary care clinics in Malaysia

  Overall Public clinics Private clinics  
Characteristic No. of encountera Percentage No. of encounter Percentage No. of encounter Percentage P-value*
Gender        
 Male 6569 69.9 379 39.7 6190 73.3 <0.001
 Female 2831 30.1 574 60.2 2257 26.7  
Age (years)        
 Median, IQR 28.3 (24.0, 34.8) 30.0 (23.3, 36.5) 28.2 (24.0, 34.5)  
 Age group        
   < 1 305 3.1 111 11.3 194 2.2 <0.001
  1–9 109 1.1 20 2.0 89 1.0  
  10–19 268 2.7 28 2.9 240 2.7  
  20–29 4832 48.7 329 33.5 4503 50.4  
  30–39 2920 29.4 308 31.4 2612 29.2  
  40–49 1182 11.9 125 12.7 1057 11.8  
  50–59 209 2.1 34 3.4 175 2.0  
   ≥ 60 100 1.0 27 2.7 73 0.8  
Country of origin        
 Asia 9023 96.1 988 99.4 8035 95.7 0.1603
  Indonesia 2355 25.1 301 30.2 2054 24.5  
  Bangladesh 1751 18.7 131 13.2 1620 19.3  
  Nepal 1505 16.0 85 8.5 1420 16.9  
  Myanmar 1182 12.6 90 9.1 1092 13.0  
  India 544 5.8 39 4.0 505 6.0  
  The Philippines 440 4.7 153 15.4 287 3.4  
  Othersb 1246 13.3 189 19.0 1057 12.6  
 Africa 226 2.4 6 0.6 220 2.6  
 Europe 102 1.1 - - 102 1.2  
 Oceania 37 0.4 - - 37 0.4  
  1. Note: IQR interquartile range
  2. *Chi-square test for differences between public and private clinics, P-value < 0.05 considered as significant
  3. aTotal encounter may not total up to 10,830 because of missing information
  4. bOther Asia countries include Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Syria, Timor, and Yemen