Table 15

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women being overweight by income level, gender, age, ethnicity and location
Age/Ethnicity/ Men Women
Location/Region Low Middle High Low Middle High
30 – 39 28 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 27 (0.001)
40 – 49 24 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 33 (0.001)
50 – 59 24 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 45 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 31 (0.001)
60 – 69 22 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 30 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 36 (0.01)
≥ 70 14 (0.001) 18 (0.1) 33 (0.1) 15 (0.001) 29 (0.1) 31 (0.001)
Malay 26 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 36 (0.001) 37 (0.001)
Chinese 27 (0.01) 29 (0.001) 19 (0.001) 13 (0.1) 12 (0.001) 9 (0.01)
Indian 22 (0.1) 34 (0.001) 21 (0.01) 18 (0.1) 35 (0.001) 31 (0.01)
Others 17 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 38 (0.1) 18 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 20 (0.001)
Urban 32 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 38 (0.001) 45 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 31 (0.001)
Rural 22 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 42 (0.001)
WPM 37 (0.001) 38 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 36 (0.001)
EPM 39 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 31 (0.001)
EM 35 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 37 (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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