Table 3—

Prevalence* with 95% CI of metabolic syndrome according to modified Asian criteria by ethnic group and age-group

18–29 years30–39 years40–49 years50–59 years60–69 years
Ethnic group
 Chinese2.1 (1.4–3.2)4.5 (3.4–6.0)10.7 (8.9–12.8)22.1 (18.8–25.9)25.0 (20.5–30.2)
 Malay8.6 (5.2–14.0)13.3 (9.2–18.8)24.5 (18.0–32.5)35.1 (24.3–47.7)38.0 (25.2–52.8)
 Indian4.3 (1.6–10.9)14.6 (9.1–22.6)26.5 (17.9–37.2)38.2 (24.9–53.6)50.8 (33.6–67.7)
 All races2.9 (2.1–4.1)6.3 (5.1–7.9)14.9 (12.8–17.3)26.7 (23.1–30.7)31.0 (26.2–36.2)
  • Data are % (95% CI).

  • *

    * Prevalence standardized to 1998 Singapore population.