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Table 2 Prevalence of dyslipidemia and its parameters by age and education level (n = 2049)

From: Associations between age and dyslipidemia are differed by education level: The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center (CMERC) cohort

 Age, yearp-value
30–3940–4950–5960–64
Low education level
 Dyslipidemia18(22.5)50(27.2)338(48.2)172(61.4)< 0.0001
  Hypercholesterolemia3(3.8)15(8.2)111(15.8)33(11.8)0.001
  Hypertriglyceridemia11(13.8)20(10.9)150(21.4)75(26.8)0.0004
  Hypoalphalipoproteinemia4(5.0)5(2.7)34(4.9)16(5.7)0.4512
  Hyper-LDL-cholesterolemia2(2.5)10(5.4)73(10.4)16(5.7)0.007
High education level
 Dyslipidemia21(9.0)35(19.2)131(44.4)57(60.6)< 0.0001
  Hypercholesterolemia4(1.7)11(6.0)55(18.6)14(14.9)< 0.0001
  Hypertriglyceridemia11(4.7)19(10.4)60(20.3)20(21.3)< 0.0001
  Hypoalphalipoproteinemia5(2.2)3(1.7)12(4.1)5(5.3)0.2204
  Hyper-LDL-cholesterolemia5(2.2)8(4.4)34(11.5)12(12.8)< 0.0001
  1. Values are presented as number (%)
  2. P-value was derived from the analysis of variance test for multiple comparisons
  3. Low education level refers to completion of high school or below; high education level refers to completion of
  4. college or above
  5. Abbreviation: LDL Low-density lipoprotein