higher by two times


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The current level of prevalence as compared to the status existing 40 years ago is higher by two times in rural areas while it is higher by six times in urban areas.

Is the phrase in red color correct?
  • Or ... in order to keep it parallel, you could say "two times as high" (instead of twice as high), and then add "six times as high" for the other part. Personally, I feel that keeping it parallel makes for a better sounding comparison, even though "twice as high" would also be grammatically correct.

    Just a thought ...