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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of caregivers, stratified by care intensity level (N = 604)

From: The impacts of caregiving intensity on informal caregivers in Malaysia: findings from a national survey

Characteristic Count, n (Unweighted) Estimated population, N
(Weighted)
Percentage (%) Level of caregiving intensity p-value
1–19 h per week 20 and more hours per week
n weighted
%
n weighted
%
Sex
 Male 232 412,091 37.8 154 37.0 78 38.9 0.722
 Female 372 679,506 62.2 224 63.0 148 61.1  
Ethnicity
 Malaya 409 611,978 56.1 258 58.7 151 51.9 0.317
 Non-Malay 195 479,619 43.9 120 41.3 75 48.1  
Age (years)
 18–34 133 357,802 32.8 87 30.5 46 36.3 0.424
 35–59 318 519,676 47.6 198 50.9 120 42.5  
 60+ 153 214,119 19.6 93 18.6 60 21.2  
Educational level:
 No formal 32 70,346 6.4 23 7.4 9 5.0 0.422
 Primary 135 188,625 17.3 76 14.3 59 21.9  
 Secondary 309 579,614 53.1 199 53.7 110 52.2  
 Tertiary 128 253,012 23.2 80 24.6 48 20.9  
Marital status
 Married 431 747,380 68.5 276 68.3 155 68.8 0.939
 Not married (divorced, separated or never married) 173 344,217 31.5 102 31.7 71 31.2  
Employment status:
 Active 305 590,602 54.1 189 48.4 116 63.0 0.018
 Inactive 299 500,995 45.9 189 51.6 110 37.0  
Incomeb
 Low 292 500,496 45.9 180 45.0 112 47.2 0.351
 Middle 231 422,869 38.7 141 37.0 90 41.5  
 High 81 168,232 15.4 57 18.0 24 11.3  
Location
 Urban 360 799,263 73.2 228 74.8 132 70.7 0.413
 Rural 244 292,334 26.8 150 25.2 94 29.3  
  1. a Malay includes Orang Asli
  2. b Low income (comprised of those from quintile one and two), Middle income (comprised of those from quintile three and four), High income (comprised of those from the highest quintile)