A study on the Prevalence of Dyslipidemic Disorder Among Residents of Karbala City


ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Dyslipidemia is a common health problem.OBJECTIVE:The present study was to estimate the prevalence of dyslipidemia as defined by the NCEP ATP3 criteria among people living in Karbala city.SUBJECTS AND METHODS:The investigations were performed on a sample of 130 subjects selected arbitrarily from those attending the public clinic in AL- Hussainy teaching hospital in Karbala for consultation and from some subjects accompanying the patients. Fasting blood samples for routine lipid analyses from each subject were obtained after informing them about the project and having their approval.RESULTS:In this sample of subjects it was found that 72.3% of them had a plasma TC level lower than 200mg/dl. This study also determined a prevalence of hypertriglyceridemias in 23.3% of study subjects who have a borderline TG level. The prevalence of high and very high TG among them were 6.9% and 4.4% respectively. The frequency of LDL-C levels above 160 mg/dl was found to be about 1% of the sample. Borderline levels of LDL-C was found in 7.3%of the sample. In the meantime the prevalence of low HDL-C levels in this study was found to be 39.2% of the subjects who had a serum level of HDL-C less than 40mg/dl.CONCLUSION:In conclusion this study demonstrated a very high prevalence of dyslipidemia among Iraqi adult subjects living in Karbala city. A public health strategy for prevention, detection and treatment of this disorder is neede