Lipoprotein status among urban populations in Bangladesh

Das, Sumon Kumar, Golam Faruque, Abu Syed, Chowdhury, Ashish Kumar, Chisti, Mohammod Jobayer, Hossain, Mohammad Anowar, Salam, Mohammed Abdus, Ahmed, Tahmeed and Al Mamun, Abdullah (2012) Lipoprotein status among urban populations in Bangladesh. Atherosclerosis, 223 2: 454-457. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.05.002

Author Das, Sumon Kumar
Golam Faruque, Abu Syed
Chowdhury, Ashish Kumar
Chisti, Mohammod Jobayer
Hossain, Mohammad Anowar
Salam, Mohammed Abdus
Ahmed, Tahmeed
Al Mamun, Abdullah
Title Lipoprotein status among urban populations in Bangladesh
Journal name Atherosclerosis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9150
Publication date 2012-08
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.05.002
Volume 223
Issue 2
Start page 454
End page 457
Total pages 4
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: Serum lipoprotein is the most important predictor for microvascular diseases, and may be influenced by rapid urbanization. Currently available data are limited, particularly regarding age-specific lipoprotein status in urban Bangladeshi populations.

Methods: Blood lipoprotein levels of 51,353 male and female individuals primarily residing in urban Bangladesh were analyzed. De-identified data (collected between January 2005 and December 2011) were extracted from the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Data Archive of International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). For analyses, six age categories were created: (i) <20 years, n = 481; (ii) 20-29 years, n = 1602; (iii) 30-39 years, n = 7272; (iv) 40-49 years, n = 13,582; (v) 50-59 years, n = 15,890; and (vi) 60 years and more, n = 12,526.

Results: Mean serum levels of TC, LDL, TG, LDL:HDL and TC:HDL were significantly higher among adults 30-39 years old compared to other age groups, regardless of sex. The proportion of high TC and LDL from 2005 to 2011 among individuals aged 30-39 years old varied widely (p < 0.01 for trend and all pairwise tests).

Conclusion: 30-39 years old individuals had higher concentration of lipoprotein, which increases microvascular disease risk. Further population-based studies are needed to validate our observations in rural areas of Bangladesh.
Keyword Elderly
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 20 June 2012.

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