Table 1

Basic characteristics according to ethnicity

Total (n=1565)Malay (n=519)Chinese (n=544)Indian (n=502)P values*
Age (years), mean±SD68.9±7.567.8±7.169.4±7.469.5±7.9<0.001
Age categories (years), n (%)0.015
 55–59189 (12.1)72 (13.9)52 (9.6)65 (12.9)
 60–64325 (20.8)126 (24.3)111 (20.4)88 (17.5)
 65–69361 (23.1)117 (22.5)133 (24.4)111 (22.1)
 70–74364 (23.3)118 (22.7)131 (24.1)115 (22.9)
 ≥75326 (20.8)86 (16.6)117 (21.5)123 (24.5)
Female gender, n (%)892 (57.0)282 (54.3)331 (60.8)279 (55.6)0.074
Single/widowed, n (%)414 (26.5)127 (24.5)121 (22.2)166 (33.2)<0.001
Secondary/tertiary education, n (%)1133 (72.4)298 (57.6)447 (82.2)388 (77.3)<0.001
Smoker, n (%)309 (19.7)133 (26.1)90 (16.9)86 (17.6)<0.001
  • 2 test for categorical variables and analysis of variance for age.