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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents after 6 months intervention

From: Effect of physical activity on fasting blood glucose and lipid profile among low income housewives in the MyBFF@home study

Variable Intervention group n (%) Control group n (%) P value
Overall 99 79  
Age group
 18–29 5 (5.1) 6 (7.6) 0.528
 30–39 29 (29.3) 16 (20.3)  
 40–49 43 (43.4) 39 (49.4)  
 50 & above 22 (22.2) 18 (22.8)  
Ethnicity
 Malays 86 (86.9) 74 (93.7) 0.135
 Non-Malays 13 (13.1) 5 (6.3)  
Marital status
 Married 87 (87.9) 74 (93.7) 0.191
 Unmarried/divorcee 12 (12.1) 5 (6.3)  
Education level
 Primary 16 (16.2) 10 (12.8) 0.533
 Secondary/Tertiary 83 (83.8) 68 (87.2)  
Household income
 Less or equal RM 1500 48 (49.5) 27 (35.1) 0.145
 RM 1501 – RM 2500 32 (33.0) 29 (37.7)  
 RM 2501 – RM 3500 14 (14.4) 14 (18.2)  
 More than RM 3500 3 (3.1) 7 (9.1)  
Number of children
 2 or less 21 (21.2) 15 (19.5) 0.841
 3–4 47 (47.5) 40 (51.9)  
 5 or more 31 (31.3) 22 (28.6)  
 BMI (mean,sd) 31.6 (4.35) 31.1 (4.33) 0.364