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Title: Joint prevalence and control of hypercholesterolemia and hypertension in Thailand: Third national health examination survey
Authors: Panrasri Khonputsa
J. Lennert Veerman
Theo Vos
Wichai Aekplakorn
Melanie Bertram
Jesse Abbott-Klafter
Margaret C. Hogan
Stephen S. Lim
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Maharaj Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital
University of Queensland
Mahidol University
University of California, San Francisco
University of Washington, Seattle
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Vol.24, No.1 (2012), 185-194
Abstract: The prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertension were estimated for Thailand using data from a recent, nationally representative health examination survey. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess factors associated with diagnosis, treatment, and control. In all, 14% of men and 17% of women had hypercholesterolemia, 23% and 21% had hypertension, and 5% and 6%, respectively, had both. A large proportion of individuals with these risk factors is neither diagnosed nor treated, let alone adequately controlled; 30% of people with hypertension had been diagnosed and 24% treated, and 9% had their blood pressure controlled. The figures for hypercholesterolemia were 13%, 9%, and 6%, respectively. Those for both risk factors combined were below 15% and did not differ by sex, urbanicity, age, or marital status. Among men, education correlated with diagnosis and treatment odds. There is great scope for improved prevention of cardiovascular disease in Thailand. © 2012 Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.
ISSN: 10105395
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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