Table 12

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women having hypertension by income level, gender, age, ethnicity and location
Age/Ethnicity/ Men Women
Location/Region Low Middle High Low Middle High
30 – 39 20 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 18 (0.01) 20 (0.001) 16 (0.001) 8 (0.01)
40 – 49 38 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 35 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 22 (0.001)
50 – 59 39 (0.001) 45 (0.001) 50 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 32 (0.001)
60 – 69 60 (0.001) 64 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 56 (0.001)
≥ 70 68 (0.001) 88 (0.001) 89 (0.1) 66 (0.001) 71 (0.05) 76 (0.001)
Malay 45 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 38 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 26 (0.001)
Chinese 50 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 43 (0.01) 22 (0.001) 26 (0.001)
Indian 56 (0.05) 32 (0.001) 32 (0.01) 70 (0.05) 35 (0.001) 19 (0.01)
Others 51 (0.001) 53 (0.001) 13 (0.1) 40 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 40 (0.1)
Urban 48 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 25 (0.001)
Rural 49 (0.001) 46 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 42 (0.001)
WPM 36 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 30 (0.001) 40 (0.001)
EPM 47 (0.001) 46 (0.001) 55 (0.001) 28 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 49 (0.001)
EM 43 (0.001) 54 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 42 (0.001)

Figures in parentheses refer to p-value.

Rasiah et al.

Rasiah et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:886   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-886

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