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Table 15 Age-adjusted percentage of men and women being overweight by income level, gender, age, ethnicity and location

From: Cardiovascular disease risk factors and socioeconomic variables in a nation undergoing epidemiologic transition

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)
  1. Figures in parentheses refer to p-value.