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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: The positive mental health instrument: development and validation of a culturally relevant scale in a multi-ethnic asian population

   Stage 1 (N = 2088) Stage 2 (N = 404)
   Mean SD Mean SD
Age   41.00 11.9 41.1 12.0
   Freq % Freq %
Gender Male 1036 49.62 197 49.0
  Female 1052 50.38 205 51.0
Ethnicity Chinese 693 33.19 134 33.3
  Malay 699 33.48 123 30.6
  Indian 696 33.33 141 35.1
Marital status Single 457 21.90 102 25.4
  Married 1486 71.20 288 71.6
  Separated/ Divorced/ Widowed 144 6.9 12 3.0
Highest education attained Some formal education 8 0.38 3 0.8
  Primary 177 8.51 30 7.5
  Secondary 825 39.66 138 34.6
  Vocational 184 8.85 32 8.0
  'A' level 121 5.82 17 4.3
  Diploma 321 15.43 63 15.8
  Tertiary 444 21.35 116 29.1
Current employment status Unemployed 517 24.76 138 34.2
  Employed 1569 75.14 266 65.8