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Title: Elevated serum cholesterol levels in bangkok children and adolescents
Authors: Umaporn Suthutvoravut
Somsri Charoenkiatkul
Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai
Vongsvat Kosulwat
Pat Mahachoklertwattana
Nipa Rojroongwasinkul
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1999
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.82, No.SUPPL. (1999)
Abstract: Hypercholesterolemia is a major cardiovascular risk factor. This study aimed to assess serum total cholesterol (TC) levels of children and adolescents living in Bangkok, Thailand. During 1995-1997, nonfasting blood samples were obtained from 570 healthy school children and adolescents aged 9-18 years. The mean TC levels ranged from 143-180 mg/dl in males and from 145-202 mg/dl in females. The prevalences of hypercholesterolemia (TC ≥ 200 mg/dl) were 12.2 per cent and 20.3 per cent in males and females, respectively. Twenty-eight per cent of males and 26.9 per cent of females had borderline values (TC 170-199 mg/dl). TC inversely correlated with age (r = -0.16, P < 0.01) in males. The findings indicate that notable percentage of these children had elevated cholesterol levels and warrant additional study concerning risk factors and tracking of lipoprotein levels from childhood into adulthood.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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