Table 14

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women having hypercholesterolemia by income level, gender, age, ethnicity and location
Age/Ethnicity/ Men Women
Location/Region Low Middle High Low Middle High
30 – 39 49 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 53 (0.001) 60 (0.001) 51 (0.001)
40 – 49 66 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 61 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 62 (0.001)
50 – 59 54 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 86 (0.001) 87 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 76 (0.001)
60 – 69 66 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 81 (0.001) 68 (0.001)
≥ 70 61 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 80 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 86 (0.01) 88 (0.001)
Malay 63 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 66 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 67 (0.001)
Chinese 54 (0.001) 64 (0.001) 68 (0.001) 65 (0.001) 63 (0.001) 66 (0.001)
Indian 78 (0.01) 58 (0.001) 61 (0.001) 82 (0.001) 65 (0.001) 62 (0.001)
Others 37 (0.001) 56 (0.001) 88 (0.01) 46 (0.001) 46 (0.001) 20 (0.1)
Urban 76 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 72 (0.001) 54 (0.001)
Rural 61 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 81 (0.001) 65 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 62 (0.001)
WPM 73 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 62 (0.001) 63 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 67 (0.001)
EPM 77 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 65 (0.001) 51 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 67 (0.001)
EM 73 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 66 (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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