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Table 2 Comparison of demographic characteristics of survey respondents with Singapore general population

From: Self-reported chronic diseases and health status and health service utilization - Results from a community health survey in Singapore

Characteristics Categories Survey respondents % 95% CI Singapore population*%
Age <25 53 6.8 5.3 - 8.9 31.4
  25 - 44 132 17.1 14.5 - 19.9 32.2
  45 - 64 300 38.8 35.4 - 42.4 27.6
  ≥65 288 37.3 33.9 - 40.9 8.8
Gender Male 390 50.1 45.1 - 55.1 49.5
  Female 388 49.9 44.9 - 54.9 50.5
Ethnic group Chinese 496 63.8 59.8 - 67.8 74.7
  Malay 176 22.6 16.6 - 28.6 13.6
  Indian 76 9.8 2.8 - 16.8 8.9
  Others 30 3.9 0.0 - 10.9 2.8
Highest educational level attained No formal education 374 48.1 43.1 - 53.1 16.4
  Primary 231 29.7 23.7 - 35.7 22.0
  Secondary and higher 173 22.2 16.2 - 28.2 61.6
Work status Employed (Full time/Part-time) 335 43.1 38.1 - 48.1 96.0
  Unemployed 157 20.2 14.2 - 26.2 4.0
Personal monthly income < S$500 521 67 63.0 - 71.0 3.7
  S$500 - S$999 178 22.9 16.9 - 28.9 9.5
  ≥ S$ 1000 79 10.1 3.1 - 17.1 86.8
  1. *Sources: Yearbook of Statistics 2009 & General Household Survey 2005 accessed from http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/popn/population2009.pdf
  2. http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/popn/ghsr1.html.
  3. CI: Confidence Interval.