Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Preliminary Study on the Skin Lightening Practice and Health Symptoms among Female Students in Malaysia

Table 1

Sociodemographic background ().

VariablesUndergraduate
(%)
Postgraduate
(%)
Total
(%)

Age (years)
 20–2455 (98.2)19 (39.6)74 (71.2)
 25–301 (1.8)29 (60.4)30 (28.8)
Race
 Malay 47 (83.9)41 (85.4)88 (84.6)
 Chinese1 (1.8)3 (6.3)4 (3.8)
 Indian7 (12.5)2 (4.2)9 (8.7)
 Others 1 (1.8)2 (4.2)3 (2.9)
Monthly income or allowance
 <MYR 50049 (87.5)10 (20.8)59 (56.7)
 MYR 500–MYR 10005 (8.9)7 (14.6)12 (11.5)
 MYR 1001–MYR 20002 (3.6)24 (50)26 (25)
 MYR 2001–MYR 30000 (0)4 (8.3)4 (3.8)
 >MYR 30000 (0)3 (6.3)3 (2.8)
Use of skin lightening products
 Yes39 (69.6)24 (50)63 (60.6)
 No17 (30.4)24 (50)41 (39.4)

Note. Total respondent () = 56, , , significant difference by chi-square test, significant at , and significant at .