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Article: Is hypercholesterolaemia common among Hong Kong Chinese?

TitleIs hypercholesterolaemia common among Hong Kong Chinese?
Authors
KeywordsCholesterol
Chinese
screening
prevalence
Issue Date1995
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 9, p. 403-411 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is growing concern that coronary heart disease (CHD) is becoming more common and that hypercholesterolaemia may be an important problem among Hong Kong Chinese. This study aims at finding out the prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia among adult patients in general practice. 1113 Chinese patients aged 21 to 60 attending a Government general outpatient clinic were randomly sampled. The demographic data and information on other CHD risk factors were obtained from each participant. All participants had their cholesterol measured by the Reflotron. The reflotron cholesterol results were validated and calibrated against laboratory results. The survey showed 10% of the sample had blood cholesterol > 6.2mmol/l, and 32% had borderline hypercholesterolaemia between 5.2 to 6.2mmol/l. Less than 1% of the people had cholesterol levels above 7.8mmol/l. Age had the most significant effect on cholesterol level especially in females after 40. One in four females over 50 had blood cholesterol levels > 6.2mmol/l. Twentyone percent of the sample had > 2 other CHD risk factors, over half of them had cholesterol >5.2mmol/l. The main problem among Hong Kong Chinese is borderline hypercholesterolaemia which is most significant in people with additional CHD risk factors. Cholesterol screening will be more costeffective if directed to people known to have other CHD risk factors but may not be worthwhile for the low risk group.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45156
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dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCatarivas, MGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDixon, ASen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLauder, IJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:18:32Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:18:32Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1995, v. 17 n. 9, p. 403-411en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThere is growing concern that coronary heart disease (CHD) is becoming more common and that hypercholesterolaemia may be an important problem among Hong Kong Chinese. This study aims at finding out the prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia among adult patients in general practice. 1113 Chinese patients aged 21 to 60 attending a Government general outpatient clinic were randomly sampled. The demographic data and information on other CHD risk factors were obtained from each participant. All participants had their cholesterol measured by the Reflotron. The reflotron cholesterol results were validated and calibrated against laboratory results. The survey showed 10% of the sample had blood cholesterol > 6.2mmol/l, and 32% had borderline hypercholesterolaemia between 5.2 to 6.2mmol/l. Less than 1% of the people had cholesterol levels above 7.8mmol/l. Age had the most significant effect on cholesterol level especially in females after 40. One in four females over 50 had blood cholesterol levels > 6.2mmol/l. Twentyone percent of the sample had > 2 other CHD risk factors, over half of them had cholesterol >5.2mmol/l. The main problem among Hong Kong Chinese is borderline hypercholesterolaemia which is most significant in people with additional CHD risk factors. Cholesterol screening will be more costeffective if directed to people known to have other CHD risk factors but may not be worthwhile for the low risk group.en_HK
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dc.subjectCholesterolen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectscreeningen_HK
dc.subjectprevalenceen_HK
dc.titleIs hypercholesterolaemia common among Hong Kong Chinese?en_HK
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