The Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria

Background: Dyslipidaemia is a general term used to describe high levels of LDL-C, TGs or low levels of HDL. They are major to atherosclerosis and its related conditions such as coronary heart disease, ischemic cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. Data are scanty on the prevalence and pattern of dyslipidemia in Nigeria. However, some studies on the subject are now becoming available. . The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia in a sub-urban community in Niger Delta region of Southern Nigeria Method: A cross-sectional study carried out among 107 participants ( 80 females and 27 males) aged between 23 and 80 years. They were first administered a structured questionnaire to obtain their socio-demographic data and lifestyle characteristics after which anthropometric assessment was performed. Thereafter, their blood pressure was taken and blood samples collected for blood sugar and lipid analysis. Results: The prevalence of the various components of metabolic syndrome was also accessed and 18 (16.8%) had reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol, 6 (5.6%) had raised triglyceride.It was found that 70 (65.4%) of the respondents had high blood pressure, 54 (50.5%) had raised blood sugar, 48(44.9%) had abdominal obesity, 31(29.0%) had central obesity. Dyslipidemia was highly prevalent in this geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the consistent pattern being low HDL-Cholesterol and high LDL-C. Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is highly prevalent in Southern Nigeria and health education to increase awareness of the need for and to actually screen for dyslipidemia will facilitate early detection and treatment. Read more
Read More

The Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria

Background: Dyslipidaemia is a general term used to describe high levels of LDL-C, TGs or low levels of HDL. They are major to atherosclerosis and its related conditions such as coronary heart disease, ischemic cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. Data are scanty on the prevalence and pattern of dyslipidemia in Nigeria. However, some studies on the subject are now becoming available. . The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia in a sub-urban community in Niger Delta region of Southern Nigeria Method: A cross-sectional study carried out among 107 participants ( 80 females and 27 males) aged between 23 and 80 years. They were first administered a structured questionnaire to obtain their socio-demographic data and lifestyle characteristics after which anthropometric assessment was performed. Thereafter, their blood pressure was taken and blood samples collected for blood sugar and lipid analysis. Results: The prevalence of the various components of metabolic syndrome was also accessed and 18 (16.8%) had reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol, 6 (5.6%) had raised triglyceride.It was found that 70 (65.4%) of the respondents had high blood pressure, 54 (50.5%) had raised blood sugar, 48(44.9%) had abdominal obesity, 31(29.0%) had central obesity. Dyslipidemia was highly prevalent in this geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the consistent pattern being low HDL-Cholesterol and high LDL-C. Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is highly prevalent in Southern Nigeria and health education to increase awareness of the need for and to actually screen for dyslipidemia will facilitate early detection and treatment. Read more
Read More

The Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria

Background: Dyslipidaemia is a general term used to describe high levels of LDL-C, TGs or low levels of HDL. They are major to atherosclerosis and its related conditions such as coronary heart disease, ischemic cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. Data are scanty on the prevalence and pattern of dyslipidemia in Nigeria. However, some studies on the subject are now becoming available. . The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia in a sub-urban community in Niger Delta region of Southern Nigeria Method: A cross-sectional study carried out among 107 participants ( 80 females and 27 males) aged between 23 and 80 years. They were first administered a structured questionnaire to obtain their socio-demographic data and lifestyle characteristics after which anthropometric assessment was performed. Thereafter, their blood pressure was taken and blood samples collected for blood sugar and lipid analysis. Results: The prevalence of the various components of metabolic syndrome was also accessed and 18 (16.8%) had reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol, 6 (5.6%) had raised triglyceride.It was found that 70 (65.4%) of the respondents had high blood pressure, 54 (50.5%) had raised blood sugar, 48(44.9%) had abdominal obesity, 31(29.0%) had central obesity. Dyslipidemia was highly prevalent in this geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the consistent pattern being low HDL-Cholesterol and high LDL-C. Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is highly prevalent in Southern Nigeria and health education to increase awareness of the need for and to actually screen for dyslipidemia will facilitate early detection and treatment. Read more
Read More

The Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in the Niger Delta Region of Southern Nigeria

Background: Dyslipidaemia is a general term used to describe high levels of LDL-C, TGs or low levels of HDL. They are major to atherosclerosis and its related conditions such as coronary heart disease, ischemic cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. Data are scanty on the prevalence and pattern of dyslipidemia in Nigeria. However, some studies on the subject are now becoming available. . The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia in a sub-urban community in Niger Delta region of Southern Nigeria Method: A cross-sectional study carried out among 107 participants ( 80 females and 27 males) aged between 23 and 80 years. They were first administered a structured questionnaire to obtain their socio-demographic data and lifestyle characteristics after which anthropometric assessment was performed. Thereafter, their blood pressure was taken and blood samples collected for blood sugar and lipid analysis. Results: The prevalence of the various components of metabolic syndrome was also accessed and 18 (16.8%) had reduced high density lipoprotein cholesterol, 6 (5.6%) had raised triglyceride.It was found that 70 (65.4%) of the respondents had high blood pressure, 54 (50.5%) had raised blood sugar, 48(44.9%) had abdominal obesity, 31(29.0%) had central obesity. Dyslipidemia was highly prevalent in this geopolitical zone of Nigeria with the consistent pattern being low HDL-Cholesterol and high LDL-C. Conclusion: Dyslipidemia is highly prevalent in Southern Nigeria and health education to increase awareness of the need for and to actually screen for dyslipidemia will facilitate early detection and treatment. Read more
Read More