Show simple item record

AuthorAziz, Hassan A
AuthorGomaa, Abdel-Salam
Available date2017-09-14T11:01:12Z
Publication Date2017-07-26
Publication NameQuality in Primary Careen_US
CitationAziz, Hassan A. Gomaa, Abdel-Salam. "Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among University Female Students", Quality in Primary Care (2017) 25 (4): 229-234
ISSN1479-1072
URIhttp://primarycare.imedpub.com/archive.php
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5632
AbstractBackground: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a main cause of morbidity and mortality globally. High levels of cholesterol are considered a major risk factor of CHD. This study sought to find out the prevalence of high cholesterol levels among Qatar University female students. Methods: Total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol measurements were examined on 275 female students aged 18-26 years (M=21). Each participant completed a questionnaire about age, body mass index (BMI), medical family history, medical conditions and lifestyle. Analysis of data was done using SPSS version 23. Results: Among the 275 volunteers, 12.4% had high TC, 14.9% had low HDL cholesterol and 15.6% had high LDLcholesterol. Also, a positive statistical significance relation was seen between the different cholesterols (TC, LDL and HDL) and the risk factors (family history, BMI, diet and exercises) except for HDL cholesterol and diet which showed no statistical significance relation. Conclusion: The cholesterol levels are within the desirable ranges. Students should maintain their cholesterol levels within those ranges and be aware of the factors that can cause hypercholesterolemia. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a main cause of morbidity and mortality globally. This study sought to find out the prevalence of high cholesterol levels among Qatar University female students. Total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterols measurements were examined on 275 female students aged 18- 26 years (M=21). Each participant completed a self-assessment questionnaire. 12.4% had high TC, 14.9% had low HDL cholesterol and 15.6% had high LDL cholesterol. A positive statistical significance relation was seen between the different cholesterols (TC, LDL and HDL) and the risk factors (family history, BMI, diet and exercises) except for HDL cholesterol and diet which showed no statistical significance relation.
Languageen
PublisherRadcliffe Medical Press
SubjectHeart disease
SubjectHDL
SubjectLDL
SubjectCholesterol
SubjectFemale students
TitleCoronary Heart Disease Risk Factors among University Female Students
TypeArticle
Pagination229-234
Issue Number4
Volume Number25
ESSN1479-1064


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record