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Table 1 Sodium intake (mg/day) by socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics of respondents (n=798)

From: Risk factors related with high sodium intake among Malaysian adults: findings from the Malaysian Community Salt Survey (MyCoSS) 2017–2018

  Unweighted count % Sodium intake
Mean 95% CI
Lower Upper
Malaysia 798 100.0 3166.7 2987.33 3346.10
Strata
 Urban 319 75.8 3252.3 3022.82 3481.82
 Rural 479 24.2 2895.9 2749.57 3042.16
Gender
 Men 340 51.7 3519.5 3210.00 3828.92
 Women 458 48.3 2789.2 2648.86 2929.52
Age groups (years)
 18–39 235 29.4 3176.7 2983.54 3370.05
 40–59 347 43.5 2985.1 2840.10 3130.11
 60+ 216 27.1 2823.2 2641.76 3004.56
Marital status
 Never married 93 11.5 3389.7 3021.7 3 3757.7 4
 Married 594 77.7 3057.2 2946.24 3168.2 0
 Separated/widower 110 2.5 2340.9 2154.02 2527.78
Education level
 None 64 5.1 2745.2 2125.37 3346.94
 Primary 167 18.2 3051.4 2666.83 3435.97
 Secondary 383 51.1 3234.6 2990.52 3478.77
 Tertiary 184 25.6 3207.0 2956.47 3457.44
Occupation
 Public 117 14.0 3324.7 2871.13 3778.40
 Private 126 17.2 3337.0 2989.19 3684.88
 Self-employed 179 23.0 3467.2 3036.29 3898.10
 Housewives 214 23.5 2903.6 2720.87 3086.43
 Unemployed 113 13.7 2887.2 2541.58 3243.01
 Student 15 2.0 2919.6 2182.25 3653.12
 Others 34 6.6 2919.4 2425.44 3409.36
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Underweight 35 4.5 2028.5 1697.20 2359.88
 Normal 285 35.2 2878.0 2672.62 3083.47
 Overweight 287 37.5 3283.2 3005.98 3560.45
 Obese 191 22.8 3643.2 3216.13 4070.86
Waist circumference (cm)
 Men <90 166 34.7 3033.3 2767.10 3299.55
 Men >90 174 65.3 3901.0 3450.85 4351.17
 Women <80 180 39.3 2462.1 2192.16 2732.22
 Women ≥80 618 60.7 2887.2 2887.21 3046.36