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Table 6 Comparison between demographic characteristics and consumer beliefs about community pharmacist weight management services

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

Study characteristics “In your opinion, should community pharmacists provide weight management services?” χ2 or Fisher Exact p-value
Yes No/ don’t know
Gender
 Male 197 (59.0%) 137 (41.0%) 7.834 0.005**
 Female 273 (68.9%) 123 (31.1%)   
Ethnicity
 Malay 194 (59.1%) 134 (40.9%) 23.763 0.000***
 Chinese 143 (60.9%) 92 (39.1%)   
 Indian 128 (79.0%) 34 (21.0%)   
 Others 5 (100.0%) 0 (0.0%)   
Educational level
 No formal/ primary 21 (75.0%) 7 (25.0%) 14.115 0.015*
 Secondary education 43 (79.6%) 11 (20.4%)   
 Diploma 182 (67.7%) 87 (32.3%)   
 Bachelor’s degree 183 (57.9%) 133 (42.1%)   
 Masters/ PhD 32 (66.7%) 16 (33.3%)   
 Others 9 (60.0%) 4 (40.0%)   
Self-perceived body image
 Underweight/ normal weight 62 (54.4%) 52 (45.6%) 6.960 0.031*
 Overweight 300 (65.1%) 161 (34.9%)   
 Obese 108 (69.7%) 47 (30.3%)   
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001