A study to focus on the prevalence of hyperlipidemia in master health check- up patients at a multi specialty hospital
Coronary heart disease is now becoming the major leading cause of mortality in India, and thus the study reveals the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, increased levels of LDL-C and low levels of HDL-C, which are well known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in all groups. The study was conducted for a period of six months- from November2009-April 2010. The study was carried out in Mediciti hospitals, under the master health check-up programme, a total of 397 patients were taken for the study. In this, 245 (62%) were males with the mean age of 49.59±12.81 tears and 152 females (38%) within the mean age of 49.13±10.60. Hyperlipidemia was more common in the age groups of 40-59 yrs for both. There were more males than females. This study concludes that there is a need for the prevention and control of Hyperlipidemia and a separate scoring system should be developed for the risk prediction towards coronary heart disease, for Indian population.
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