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Table 2 Socio-economic data

From: Self-perception and quality of life among overweight and obese rural housewives in Kelantan, Malaysia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Education level of respondents (n = 421) No schooling 38 9.0
Primary school 111 26.4
Secondary school 271 64.4
Higher education 1 0.2
Personal income of respondents (n = 421) No income 278 66.0
Below RM 499 105 24.9
RM500 – RM999 34 8.1
Mean personal income: RM118.8 ± 206.0 RM1000 and above 4 1.0
No income 278 66.0
Household income of respondents (n = 421) Below RM499 132 31.4
RM500 – RM999 214 50.8
RM1000 – RM1499 43 10.2
Mean household income; RM683.71 ± 456.4 RM1500 – RM1999 16 3.8
RM2000 and above 16 3.8
Food expense (RM) Below RM 499 315 74.8
per month by respondents (n = 421) Mean food expenses per month: RM400.6 ± 175.6 RM500 – RM999 98 23.3
RM1000 and above 8 1.9