Trends of increase in prevalence of hypertension, high LDL cholesterol, high triglyceride (TG) levels, low HDL cholesterol and diabetes with age in males and females. Relative prevalence of risk factors at age-groups 15–19 (odds ratio = 1), 20–29 and 30–39 is shown. The increase is slow from age 15–19 to 20–29 years with an exponential increase at age-group 30–39 years (p < 0.001).
Gupta et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:28 doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-28