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Table 1 Socio-demographics and healthcare insurance characteristics of participants (N = 525)

From: Health-seeking behaviour of male foreign migrant workers living in a dormitory in Singapore

Characteristic (No. of valid responses) n %
Language used in survey (N = 525) Bengali 228 43
  Tamil 150 29
  English 69 13
  Telugu 40 8
  Myanmar 29 5
  Hindi 9 2
Age in years (N = 525) 21 to 29 333 63
  30 to 39 168 32
  40 and above 24 5
Nationality (N = 525) Indian 256 49
  Bangladeshi 237 45
  Myanmar 32 6
Marital status (N = 521) Single 331 64
  Married 184 35
  Widowed/Separated 6 1
No. of people supported (N = 505) 3 or less 116 23
  4 to 6 270 53
  7 or more 119 24
Industry (N = 518) Shipyard/Marine 409 79
  Construction 73 14
  Others 36 7
Highest education (N = 523) Primary or less 54 10
  Secondary 249 48
  Post-secondary 220 42
Basic monthly salary (N = 520) S$499 or less 195 37
  $500 to $999 269 52
  $1,000 or more 56 11
Average working hrs/wk (N = 516) Less than 45 hours 131 26
  45 to 65 hours 265 51
  More than 65 hours 120 23
No. of rest days/mth (N = 517) 2 days or less 247 48
  3 to 4 days 163 31
  5 or more days 107 21
Duration in Singapore (N = 516) 2 years or less 199 39
  3 to 4 years 89 17
  5 or more years 228 44
Healthcare insurance plan (N = 525) Yes 153 29
  No 209 40
  Do not know 163 31