Table 9

Age-adjusted percentage of men and women being overweight by education level, gender, age, ethnicity and location
Age/Ethnicity/ Men Women
Location/Region University Technical Secondary Primary None University Technical Secondary Primary None
30 – 39 40 (0.001) 30 (0.01) 31 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 14 ( 0.1) 29 (0.001) 14 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 19 (0.01)
40 – 49 38 (0.001) 47 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 19 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 27 (0.001)
50 – 59 35 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 38 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 39 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 45 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 28 (0.001)
60 – 69 29 (0.001) 17 (0.1) 32 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 12 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 11 (0.001) 44 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 21 (0.001)
≥ 70 25 (0.05) 20 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 16 (0.001) 11 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 30 (0.001) 32 (0.01) 31 (0.001) 11 (0.001)
Malay 21 (0.001) 27 (0.001) 16 (0.001) 13 (0.001) 6 (0.001) 19 (0.001) 9 (0.001) 28 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 18 (0.001)
Chinese 9 (0.001) 11 ( 0.05 ) 9 (0.001) 7 (0.001) 2 ( 0.1) 6 (0.001) 10 (0.001) 9 (0.001) 15 (0.001) 14 (0.001)
Indian 13 (0.001) 16 ( 0.1) 15 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 8 ( 0.1) 17 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 17 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 34 (0.01)
Others 13 (0.05) 14 ( 0.1) 15 (0.001) 9 (0.001) 4 (0.001) 12 (0.001) 14 (0.001) 13 (0.001) 12 (0.001) 9 (0.001)
Urban 18 (0.001) 22 (0.001) 15 (0.001) 14 (0.001) 9 (0.001) 17 (0.001) 6 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 20 (0.001)
Rural 18 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 14 (0.001) 11 (0.001) 3 (0.001) 14 (0.001) 10 (0.001) 23 (0.001) 21 (0.001) 12 (0.001)
WPM 37 (0.001) 38 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 26 (0.001) 5 (0.001) 35 (0.001) 18 (0.001) 42 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 22 (0.001)
EPM 33 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 34 (0.001) 24 (0.001) 7 (0.001) 29 (0.001) 19 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 40 (0.001) 18 (0.001)
EM 34 (0.001) 38 ( 0.1) 41 (0.001) 28 (0.001) 5 (0.001) 31 (0.001) 20 (0.001) 41 (0.001) 43 (0.001) 29 (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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