Table 4

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women having CVD risk factors by education level
CVD risk factors Men Women
University Technical Secondary Primary None University Technical Secondary Primary None
Hypertension* 42 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 47 (0.001) 58 (0.001) 60 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 53 (0.001) 56 (0.001)
Diabetes+ 16 (0.001) 18 (0.001) 22 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 15 (0.001) 9 (0.001) 8 (0.01) 17 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 17 (0.001)
Hypercholesterolemiaδ 69 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 53 (0.001) 68 (0.001) 63 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 68 (0.001)
Smokerθ 42 (0.001) 52 (0.001) 48 (0.001) 55 (0.001) 55 (0.001) 3 (0.001) 6 (0.05) 4 (0.001) 6 (0.001) 16 (0.001)
Overweightψ 34 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 13 (0.001) 35 (0.001) 18 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 19 (0.001)

Note: Figures in parentheses refer to p-values.

*Mean SBP (Systolic Blood Pressure) ≥ 140 mm Hg or Mean DBP (Diastolic Blood Pressure) ≥ 90 mm Hg or using medication

+Mean plasma glucose ≥ 126 mg/dL or 7.0 mmol/Lit;

δMean Plasma cholesterol ≥ 5.2 mmol/Lit;

θSmokes at least one cigarette per day;

ψBMI (Body Mass Index) ≥ 25.0.

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

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