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Table 2 Gender-specific prevalence of dyslipidemia in 26,378 individuals from rural Hua County, China, 2012–2016

From: Gender heterogeneity in dyslipidemia prevalence, trends with age and associated factors in middle age rural Chinese

Indicator Classification Total n(%)
(N = 26,378)
Male n(%)
(N = 12,925)
Female n(%)
(N = 13,453)
P value a
TC Ideal 17,930 (67.97) 9374 (72.53) 8556 (63.60) < 0.001
Borderline high 6470 (24.53) 2799 (21.66) 3671 (27.29)  
High 1978 (7.50) 752 (5.82) 1226 (9.11)  
TG Ideal 18,353 (69.58) 9165 (70.91) 9188 (68.30) 0.004
Borderline high 4192 (15.89) 1837 (14.21) 2355 (17.51)  
High 3833 (14.53) 1923 (14.88) 1910 (14.20)  
LDL-C Ideal 23,854 (90.43) 11,864 (91.79) 11,990 (89.13) < 0.001
Borderline high 2059 (7.81) 863 (6.68) 1196 (8.89)  
High 465 (1.76) 198 (1.53) 267 (1.98)  
HDL-C Normal 23,955 (90.81) 11,521 (89.14) 12,434 (92.43) < 0.001
Low 2423 (9.19) 1404 (10.86) 1019 (7.57)  
BHA dyslipidemia b Normal 13,538 (51.32) 7146 (55.29) 6392 (47.51) < 0.001
Abnormal 12,840 (48.68) 5779 (44.71) 7061 (52.49)  
High dyslipidemia c Normal 21,129 (80.10) 10,494 (81.19) 10,635 (79.05) < 0.001
Abnormal 5249 (19.90) 2431 (18.81) 2818 (20.95)  
  1. aP values were derived from the Chi-square test or Ridit test
  2. b BHA (borderline high and above) dyslipidemia was defined as presence of borderline high or high level in any one of the factors TC, TG or LDL-C
  3. c High dyslipidemia was defined as presence of high level of any one of TC, TG or LDL-C