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Table 3 Prevalence of the lack of disease awareness in those with diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia by ethnicity

From: Prevalence, determinants and association of unawareness of diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia with poor disease control in a multi-ethnic Asian population without cardiovascular disease

 ChineseMalayIndian 
DiseaseNPrevalence (%)NPrevalence (%)NPrevalence (%)P value
Diabetes50428.8 (25.0 to 32.9)85639.4 (36.2 to 42.7)102024.4 (21.9 to 27.1)< 0.001
Hypertension182441.0 (38.7 to 43.2)195347.7 (45.5 to 49.9)160939.8 (37.5 to 42.3)< 0.001
Hypercholesterolemia134635.7 (33.1 to 38.3)107256.2 (53.2 to 59.1)118933.1 (30.4 to 35.8)< 0.001
  1. Excluding those with CVD
  2. Number with disease and who provided valid responses (yes/no) to questions on disease status awareness
  3. Chi-squared test comparing proportions across ethnicities