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Table 4 Mean TG and prevalence of elevated TG according to personal and clinical attributes

From: High prevalence of dyslipidaemia subtypes and their associated personal and clinical attributes in Malaysian adults: the REDISCOVER study

  Mean (± SD)   Elevated TG
  p value No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
p value
Age groups (years)
30–39
40–49
50–59
 ≥ 60
1.61 (± 1.05)
1.71 (± 1.07)
1.81 (± 1.07)
1.80 (± 0.96)
 < 0.001** 792 (70.2)
1995 (65.4)
1874 (59.4)
1617 (59.9)
336 (29.8)
1056 (34.6)
1279 (40.6)
1082 (40.1)
 < 0.001**
Gender
Male
Female
1.95 (± 1.14)
1.60 (± 0.93)
 < 0.001** 2319 (53.8)
3959 (69.2)
1992 (46.2)
1761 (30.8)
 < 0.001**
Ethnicity
Malay
Chinese
Indian
Indigenous
1.79 (± 1.05)
1.52 (± 1.01)
1.77 (± 1.12)
1.70 (± 0.98)
 < 0.001** 4427 (60.7)
730 (72.1)
173 (63.6)
948 (65.5)
2871 (39.3)
283 (27.9)
99 (36.4)
500 (34.5)
 < 0.001**
Education attainment
No formal education
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
1.80 (± 0.99)
1.82 (± 1.02)
1.72 (± 1.01)
1.65 (± 1.12)
 < 0.001** 873 (60.0)
1487 (59.8)
2227 (64.0)
1147 (67.3)
581 (40.0)
1000 (40.2)
1255 (36.0)
558 (32.7)
 < 0.001**
Location
Urban
Rural
1.68 (± 1.04)
1.82 (± 1.04)
 < 0.001** 3298 (65.6)
2980 (59.6)
1733 (34.5)
2020 (40.4)
 < 0.001**
Smoking status
Non-smoker
Previous smoker
Current smoker
1.68 (± 0.98)
1.84 (± 1.05)
2.08 (± 1.22)
 < 0.001** 4727 (65.8)
597 (57.0)
603 (49.3)
2459 (34.2)
450 (43.0)
621 (50.7)
 < 0.001**
Diabetes mellitus
No
Yes
1.67 (± 0.95)
2.23 (± 1.34)
 < 0.001** 5601 (65.9)
677 (44.2)
2898 (34.1)
855 (55.8)
 < 0.001**
Hypertension
No
Yes
1.63 (± 1.00)
1.89 (± 1.07)
 < 0.001** 3700 (68.8)
2578 (55.4)
1675 (31.2)
2078 (44.6)
 < 0.001**
Body mass index
Underweight
Normal
Overweight
Obese
1.33 (± 0.70)
1.49 (± 0.87)
1.76 (± 1.02)
1.97 (± 1.13)
 < 0.001** 307 (82.8)
1717 (75.1)
2271 (61.9)
1681 (52.3)
64 (17.3)
570 (24.9)
1399 (38.1)
1531 (47.7)
 < 0.001**
Waist-hip ratio
Normal
Abdominal obesity
1.50 (± 0.82)
2.00 (± 1.16)
 < 0.001** 3302 (74.6)
2321 (51.0)
1123 (25.4)
2232 (49.0)
 < 0.001**
  1. *significant at p < 0.05; **significant at p < 0.001