More men than women in Singapore have chronic conditions: MOH survey

The survey of more than 3,000 people found that 43 per cent of men aged between 18 and 69 were either obese or overweight, compared with 29 per cent of women.
The survey of more than 3,000 people found that 43 per cent of men aged between 18 and 69 were either obese or overweight, compared with 29 per cent of women. PHOTO: ST FILE

MOH survey shows more men are overweight and have high blood pressure and cholesterol

The latest report on the health of people here is in, and it is not looking very good for the men.

More than four in 10 male Singapore residents are overweight, with more of them also suffering from chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels when compared with women.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'More men than women have chronic conditions'. Print Edition | Subscribe