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In the labour force

Employed or not working but not retired

0.768

0.018

0.564

0.022

Diabetes

Confirmed diagnosis of diabetes

0.080

0.008

0.069

0.008

Cardiovascular disease

Told had stroke heart attack or angina

0.080

0.006

0.070

0.010

Education

High school completion

0.187

0.011

0.208

0.011

University degree completed

0.474

0.022

0.360

0.022

Age

Age in years

47.5

0.718

49

0.096

Marital status

1=Married or de facto

0.777

0.016

0.697

0.016

Children

Number of dependent children

0.451

0.020

0.444

0.023

Obese

Waist size >101.9cm for men and >87.9cm for women

0.267

0.015

0.336

0.029

Sufficient

Over 150 mins phys. act. time

0.576

0.015

0.472

0.017

Smoker

Smokes daily

0.191

0.021

0.137

0.015

Population

Standard

Population

Standar

weighted

error

weighted

d error

sample mean

sample mean

The survey also reveals the high prevalence of underlying cardiovascular risk factors in the population with a prevalence of hypertension of 29.4% in men and 27.6% in women, while the prevalence of abnormal or treated cholesterol was 70.3% in men and 61.2% in women. The

On hypertensive

0.182

0.009

0.212

0.013

therapy

0.116

0.008

0.155

0.015

On lipid therapy

0.077

0.008

0.074

0.008

Table 1: Mean and standard errors for variables: males and females aged 25 and over

Waist measures 3 times in cm and males and females are classified obese according to AusDiab criteria on waist measurement. (See WHO report: Obesity: Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic; Report of a WHO Expert Committee, WHO 1998.)

Female 25+

Mother or father

diabetic

Treated Hypertensive

Treated cholesterol

Diabetic

Variable

Item description in AusDiab

Male 25+

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