Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 2004. 3(0):71-.

LIPID ABNORMALITIES IN URBAN POPULATION OF RAFSANJAN (RAFSANJAN CORONARY RISK FACTORS STUDY PHASE 1).
Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, Jafar Ahmadi

Abstract


Background: Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in many nations. .Hyperlipidemia with elevated serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride are known as cardiovascular risk factors. HDL cholesterol is considered to be a protective factor. Any effort for management of dyslipidemia directly reduces cardiovascular mortality and morbidity and cause  increasing  public health .The ignorance of the extent and impact of hyperlipidemia prompted us to determine the prevalence of hyperlipidemia in Rafsanjan urban population over than 20 years old.


Methods: In this study 247 men and 244 women were evaluated for serum total cholesterol ,  LDL cholesterol , HDLcholesterol and triglyceride levels.Blood samples were obtained at morning, after 14 hours fasting and for data analysis SPSS-11 soft ware was used.


Results: Mean age of subjects was 38.35±13.14 years.High cholesterol level was present in 20.6%, LDL levels were high in 10.8% , 5.7% had elevated level of triglyceride and 8.4% of participants had low HDL cholesterol. Total cholesterol , LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels were significantly increased by age and HDL levels were also decreased by age.


Conclusion:According to our finding about 29% of studied population had at least one lipid abnormality and this important finding showed very high prevalence of dyslipidemia and  requires specific attention and planning.


Keywords


Dyslipidemia, Serum lipids, Coronary artery disease, Epidemiology,

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