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Table 4 Prevalence of NCD in adults of 30 years old and above (Source: data for NHMS III (2006), NHMS IV (2011) and NHMS V (2015) from Institute of Public Health [20, 22, 28] and for NHMS I (1986) and II (1996) from Ahmad [2])

From: The nutrition transition in Malaysia; key drivers and recommendations for improved health outcomes

  NHMS I (1986) % NHMS II (1996) % NHMS III (2006) % NHMS IV (2011) % NHMS V (2015) %
Total Diabetes 6.3a 8.3 14.9 20.8 22.5
Total Hypertension 14.4b 32.9 42.6 43.5 39.8
Total Hypercholesterolaemia n/a 11.7 28.2 43.9 56.8
  1. Note: Prevalences are for adults of 30 years old and above except for “a” (≥ 35 yrs) and “b” (≥25 yrs)