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Table 1 Association of socio demographic profiles with anxiety among participants

From: Prevalence, associated factors and predictors of anxiety: a community survey in Selangor, Malaysia

Profile of the participants Presence of anxiety Absence of anxiety Total (n) Chi square value df p-value
(GAD7 ≥ 8) (GAD7 < 8)
n (%) n (%)
Gender (n = 1455)       
 Male 42 (7.7) 501 (92.3) 543 0.227 1 0.634
 Female 77 (8.4) 835 (91.6) 912    
Ethnicity (n = 1455)       
 Malay 85 (8.4) 921 (91.6) 1006 0.534 3 0.911
 Chinese 10 (8.1) 113 (91.9) 123    
 Indian 21 (7.2) 272 (92.8) 293    
 Others 3 (9.1) 30 (90.9) 33    
Marital status (n = 1455)       
 Single 47 (9.3) 458 (90.7) 505 23.148 4 **0.001
 Married 59 (6.6) 829 (93.4) 888    
 Widowed 9 (17.3) 43 (82.7) 52    
 Divorced 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 7    
 Separated 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 3    
Education level (n = 1437)       
 Primary education 12 (9.8) 111 (90.2) 123 0.676 2 0.713
 Secondary education 54 (7.6) 656 (92.4) 710    
 Tertiary education 49 (8.1) 555 (91.9) 604    
Employment status (n = 1431)       
 Employed 54 (7.3) 682 (92.7) 736 0.933 2 0.627
 Unemployed 54 (8.6) 577 (91.4) 631    
 Pension 4 (6.3) 60 (93.8) 64    
  1. *significant at p < 0.05 **significant at p < 0.001