TABLE IV

Percentages (numbers) of men and women with high serum cholesterol concentration, diastolic pressure, body mass index, and blood glucose concentration at one year in intervention groups compared with external and internal comparison groups

MenWomen
GroupCrude prevalence (%)*Pooled difference (SE)(dagger)Crude prevalence (%)*Pooled difference (SE)(dagger)
Blood cholesterol >=8.0 mmol/l
Intervention2.0 (35)2.1(25)
Comparison:
External3.4(119)-1.5(0.8)2.9(69)-1.1(0.5)
Internal2.7(58)-1.2(0.4)3.7(52)-1.7(0.7)
Diastolic pressure >=100 mm Hg
Intervention7.0(124)3.5(43)
Comparison:
External11.2(393)-4.6(1.4)5.2(125)-2.2(1.1)
Internal12.5(272)-5.3(1.1)4.9(68)-1.4(0.9)
Body mass index >=30 kg/m2):
Intervention12.0(212)12.4(151)
Comparison:
External13.7(481)-1.8(1.3)14.1(337)-2.2(1.5)
Internal13.6(296)-1.7(1.2)13.8(193)-1.7(1.3)
Blood glucose >=10.0 mmol/l
Intervention2.3(40)1.0(12)
Comparison:
External2.2(76)-0.1(0.4)0.5(12)0.3(0.3)
Internal2.3(50)0.1(0.4)0.8(11)0.2(0.4)
  • *Calculated without regard to pairings within towns.

  • (dagger)Differences calculated for each town separately and then pooled over 13 towns.Pooled differences are therefore not exactly equal todifferences in crude values.