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|Title:||Cardiovascular risk profile of the estate population of Sri Lanka|
|Publisher:||Sri Lanka Medical Association|
|Citation:||The Ceylon Medical Journal. 2010; 55(Supplement 1):38|
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical and anthropometric risk markers of cardiovascular diseases in the estate population of Sri Lanka. METHODS: Using a cross sectional design, consenting adults aged 35-64 years resident in 3 selected estates in the Nuwara-Eliya District were recruited with the support of estate medical assistants and welfare officers. AH participants were subjected to an interview, blood pressure and anthropometric measurements and collection of fasting blood samples. RESULTS: Of the 401 participants recruited, 53% were females and 99% were cither Indian or Sri Lankan Tamils. The mean age of the participants was 50.3 years (SD 8.5). 47 (12%) participants had a BMI >25, 8 (2%) a BMI >30. 29 males (15%) and 29 females (14%) had a waist circumference [WC] >90cm and >80 cm, respectively. 151 (38%) participants had systolic blood pressure (SBP) > 140mmHg , 127 (32%) had diastolic blood pressure (DBF) > 90mmHg and 170 (42%) had either SBF > 140 or DBF > 90. 41(10%) participants had fasting blood glucose (FBG) >126mg/dL. In 197 (49%) participants, some form of dyslipidaemia was present. Males had a significantly higher mean BMI, FBG and triglyceride (TG) level and a significantly lower high density lipoprotein (HDL) level as compared to females. CONCLUSIONS: Obesity, as defined by BMI or WC, was low in this population as compared to other reported studies from different population groups in the country. But prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidaemia (especially high TG and low HDL levels in males) was high.|
|Description:||Oral Presentation Abstract (OP41), 123rd Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2010 Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers|
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