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Table 1 Background characteristics of the study population (n = 326)

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of Malay version of Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (MREALD-30) among Orang Asli population in Malaysia

Characteristics N(%) Mean(SD)
Gender   
 Male 99(30.4)  
 Female 227(69.6)  
Age   38.1 (13)
Educational status   
 No formal training 62(19)  
 Completed primary school 48(14.7)  
 Completed secondary school 184(56.4)  
 Completed college or university 32(9.8)  
Income   
 No income 15(4.6)  
 500–1000 MYR 152(46.6)  
 1500–2000 MYR 132(40.5)  
 More than 2000 MYR 27(8.3)  
Dental visits   
  < than 6 months 70(21.5)  
 6–12 months 21(6.4)  
 1–2 years 80(24.5)  
 2–5 years 38(11.7)  
  > 5 years 82(25.2)  
 Never been to a dentist 35(10.7)  
  1. N = number of participants