Table 8

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women having hypercholesterolemia by education, gender, ethnicity and location
Age/Ethnicity/ Men Women
Location/Region University Technical Secondary Primary None University Technical Secondary Primary None
30 – 39 74 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 57 (0.001) 36 (0.05) 61 (0.001) 54 (0.001) 51 (0.001)
40 – 49 72 (0.001) 61 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 65 (0.001) 62 (0.1) 63 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 61 (0.001) 57 (0.001)
50 – 59 77 (0.001) 77 (0.001) 72 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 52 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 77 (0.001) 76 (0.001) 62 (0.001)
60 – 69 61 (0.001) 67 (0.01) 69 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 54 (0.001) 82 (0.001) 78 (0.01) 74 (0.001) 77 (0.001) 72 (0.001)
≥ 70 38 (0.05) 65 (0.1) 73 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 52 (0.001) 57 (0.05) 60 (0.001) 82 (0.001) 80 (0.001) 70 (0.001)
Malay 38 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 36 (0.001) 22 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 16 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 55 (0.001)
Chinese 32 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 15 (0.001) 33 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 42 (0.001)
Indian 27 (0.001) 34 (0.01) 22 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 17 (0.01) 33 (0.001) 39 (0.05) 34 (0.001) 35 (0.001) 51 (0.001)
Others 34 (0.001) 25 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 13 (0.001) 15 (0.01) 14 (0.1) 27 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 33 (0.001)
Urban 36 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 52 (0.001)
Rural 39 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 16 (0.001) 32 (0.001) 15 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 37 (0.001) 43 (0.001)
WPM 71 (0.001) 63 (0.001) 71 (0.001) 64 (0.001) 21 (0.001) 67 (0.001) 60 (0.001) 72 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 65 (0.001)
EPM 71 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 73 (0.001) 70 (0.001) 21 (0.001) 63 (0.001) 56 (0.01) 67 (0.001) 72 (0.001) 67 (0.001)
EM 72 (0.001) 50 (0.001) 69 (0.001) 75 (0.001) 28 (0.001) 64 (0.001) 55 (0.001) 66 (0.001) 74 (0.001) 65 (0.001)

Note: Figures in parentheses refer to p-values.

Rasiah et al.

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

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