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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents (n = 730)

From: Perceptions of the Malaysian general public on community pharmacy-based weight management services

   n %
Age (years) (Mean ± SD; range) 33.46 ± 11.00, 18–84 years
Gender
 Male 334 45.8
 Female 396 54.2
Ethnicity
 Malay 328 44.9
 Chinese 235 32.2
 Indian 162 22.2
 Others 5 0.7
Highest level of education
 No formal education 7 1.0
 Primary education 21 2.9
 Secondary education 54 7.4
 Diploma 269 36.8
 Bachelor’s degree 316 43.3
 Master degree 45 6.2
 Doctorate degree 3 0.4
 Others 15 2.1
Monthly income (RM) (Mean ± SD; range) 3161 ± 1869, 500–20,000
Body image described by participant-self described
 Underweight (<  18.50 Kg/m2) 4 0.50
 Normal weight (18.50–24.99 Kg/m2) 110 15.1
 Overweight (≥25 Kg/m2) 461 63.2
 Obese (≥30 Kg/m2) 155 21.2
Actual body mass index (BMI)-Measured
 Underweight (<  18.50 Kg/m2) 2 0.3
 Normal weight (18.50–24.99 Kg/m2) 84 11.4
 Overweight (≥25 Kg/m2) 446 60.8
 Obese (≥30 Kg/m2) 198 27
  1. Total number may not match n = 730 due to missing data