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Nepal Med Coll J. 2008 Mar;10(1):4-7.

Lipid profile of adult Nepalese population.

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  • 1Sahid Gangalal Nat'l Heart Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal. yrlimbu@yahoo.com

Abstract

Dyslipidemia is one of the major risk factors of coronary artery disease. Present study was aimed to find out the lipid profile of non-diabetic adult Nepalese population (n = 454; M: 180 and F: 274; Mean age: 42.8+/-15.5 years). The mean +/- SD (mg/dl) level of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) was 184+/-50.7, 147.4+/-79.9, 111.9+/-42.0 and 45.0+/-11.7, respectively. All lipid levels except LDL were higher among 41 to 60 years age group while LDL was higher among participants aged >60 years. Desirable TC level (<200 mg/dl) was found in 78.0% of the total population while the normal TG (<150 mg/dl) and LDL (<129 mg/dl) was found in 61.5% and 72.0%, respectively. High TC (> or =240 mg/dl) and very high TG (> or =500 mg/dl) and LDL (> or =190 mg/dl) were found in 8.8%, 2.6% and 5.8% of participants, respectively. Higher HDL level (40 mg/dl) was seen in 60.0% of the total population. Higher percentage of women than men (65.3% vs 52.2%) had >40 mg/dl HDL level. Nornal lipid profile (TC <200 mg/dl, TG <150 mg/dl, LDL <129 mg/dl, HDL >40 mg/dl) was seen in 26.7% of participants, and was higher in females (32.1%) than in males (18.3%). The overall mean cholesterol level was within normal limit. Mean LDL level showed increasing trend with age and about one fourth of participants had normal lipid profile.

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