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Cholesterol
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 314234, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/314234
Clinical Study

Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in Patients Receiving Health Checkups: A Hospital-Based Study

1School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40447, Taiwan
2Department of Family Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan

Received 6 June 2011; Accepted 21 August 2011

Academic Editor: Jean Davignon

Copyright © 2011 Kao-Chi Cheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We used the dataset from one medical center in Taiwan to explore the prevalence of dyslipidemia, which included 2695 subjects receiving private health checkups in 2003-2004. The overall prevalence of hypercholesterolemia was 53.3% in men and 48.2% in women ( 𝑃 = 0 . 0 0 8 ). The overall prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia was 29.3% in men and 13.7% in women ( 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 ). The overall prevalence of elevated LDL level was 50.7% in men and 37.9% in women ( 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 ). The overall prevalence of low HDL level was 47.4% in men and 53% in women ( 𝑃 = 0 . 0 0 4 ).