Table 3

Age adjusted prevalence rates of major risk factors for cardiovascular disease by sex and ethnic subgroups

  • Results are numbers of observations (n), mean point estimate (%), and 95% confidence intervals (CI).

  • Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure ⩾160 and/or diastolic ⩾95 mm Hg or on drug treatment.

  • Diabetes is defined according to WHO criteria: fasting venous plasma blood glucose ⩾7.8 mmol/l or a venous plasma glucose 2 h after oral loading >11.1 mmol/l, or both.

  • BMI, body mass index (kg/m2).