Table 2: Percentage distribution of sample sociodemographic characteristics.

Demographic characteristics18–25 years
( )
26–44
( )
45–55 years
( )
value

Area of residence
 Urban52.140.034.00.199
 Rural47.960.066.0
Ethnic group
 Indo-Mauritian94.080.690.00.050*
 Afro-Mauritian6.015.68.0
 Sino-Mauritian0.02.52.0
 Europids0.01.30.0
Marital status
 Single85.511.96.00.000**
 Married14.586.388.0
 Divorced/separated0.01.32.0
 Widowed0.00.64.0
 Cohabitation0.00.0 0.0
Family structure
 Nuclear81.279.472.00.402
 Extended18.820.628.0
Employment status
 Full time29.10.034.00.000**
 Part time4.316.32.0
 Self-employed3.411.914.0
 Housewife3.44.450.0
 Student59.867.50.0
Income level
 Low20.516.922.00.790
 Moderate44.449.450.0
 High35.033.828.0
Education level
 Low0.96.926.00.000**
 Medium5.113.818.0
 High94.079.456.0

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