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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (N = 914) in comparison with 2014 Population Trends

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections among patients seeking primary health care in Singapore

Characteristic Study participants (N = 914) Singapore residentsa,d
No. (%) (N = 3,870,739)
Age in years Median 35.0 39.3
21–34 438 (47.9) 821,864 (21.2)
35–49 308 (33.7) 926,585 (23.9)
50–64 121 (13.2) 835,397 (21.6)
≥65 47 (5.1) 431,601 (11.2)
Gender Male 443 (48.5) 1,900,513 (49.1)
Female 471 (51.5) 1,970,186 (50.9)
Ethnicity Chinese 630 (68.9) 2,874,380 (74.3)
Malay 116 (12.7) 516,657 (13.3)
Indian 99 (10.8) 353,021 (9.1)
Other 69 (7.6) 126,681 (3.3)
Highest qualification attainedb Primary and belowc 47 (5.1) 833,300 (31.2)
Secondary 187 (20.5) 501,200 (18.8)
Post-secondary 679 (74.4) 1334,700 (50.0)
Employment status Currently employed 781 (85.4) -
Not currently employed 70 (7.7) -
Student 63 (6.9) -
Housing typeb Public Housing 745 (81.7) 3154,691 (81.5)
Private Housing 167 (18.3) 678,808 (17.5)
Mode of payment Full Payment 275 (30.1) -
Partial Subsidy 385 (42.1) -
Full Subsidy 254 (27.8) -
  1. aSingaporeans and Singapore permanent residents only. Data taken from Singapore population trends 2014 unless specified
  2. bExcludes 1 observation with missing data on highest qualification attained and 2 observations with missing data on housing type
  3. cEquivalent to 6 years of formal education or less
  4. dDepartment of Statistics Singapore. Population Trends 2014. Singapore: 2014