Table 1

Background characteristics of the study sample

CharacteristicsMale (N=86) n (%)Female (N=60) n (%)Total (N=146) n (%)
Age group
 <4039 (45.3)22 (36.7)61 (41.8)
 40–5937 (43.0)31 (51.7)68 (46.6)
 60+10 (11.6)7 (11.7)17 (11.6)
Category of practice
 General practitioners29 (33.7)19 (31.7)48 (32.9)
 Specialists57 (66.3)41 (68.3)98 (67.1)
Workplace
 Government hospital30 (34.9)26 (43.3)56 (38.4)
 Private hospital56 (65.1)34 (56.7)90 (61.6)
Marital status
 Currently married71 (82.6)43 (71.7)114 (78.1)
 Others15 (17.4)17 (28.3)32 (21.9)
 Overweight*48 (55.8)24 (40.0)72 (49.3)
Abdominal obesity*45 (52.3)31 (51.7)76 (52.5)
Diabetes*30 (34.9)13 (21.7)43 (29.5)
Hypertension*21 (24.4)12 (20.0)33 (22.6)
Dyslipidaemia*23 (26.7)11 (18.3)34 (23.3)
Tobacco use in the last 30 days16 (18.6)0.016 (11.0)
Alcohol use in the last 30 days35 (40.7)0.035 (24.0)
  • *Self-reported.