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ERICA: prevalence of dyslipidemia in Brazilian adolescents

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Title
ERICA: prevalence of dyslipidemia in Brazilian adolescents
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Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s01518-8787.2016050006723
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José Rocha Faria Neto, Vivian Freitas Rezende Bento, Cristina Pellegrino Baena, Marcia Olandoski, Luis Gonzaga de Oliveira Gonçalves, Gabriela de Azevedo Abreu, Maria Cristina Caetano Kuschnir, Katia Vergetti Bloch

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine the distribution of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in Brazilian adolescents, as well as the prevalence of altered levels of such parameters. METHODS Data from the Study of Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA) were used. This is a country-wide, school-based cross-sectional study that evaluated 12 to 17-year old adolescents living in cities with over 100,000 inhabitants. The average and distribution of plasma levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides were evaluated. Dyslipidemia was determined by levels of total cholesterol ≥ 170 mg/dl, LDL cholesterol ≥ 130 mg/dl, HDL cholesterol < 45 mg/dL, or triglycerides ≥ 130 mg/dl. The data were analyzed by gender, age, and regions in Brazil. RESULTS We evaluated 38,069 adolescents - 59.9% of females, and 54.2% between 15 and 17 years. The average values found were: total cholesterol = 148.1 mg/dl (95%CI 147.1-149.1), HDL cholesterol = 47.3 mg/dl (95%CI 46.7-47.9), LDL cholesterol = 85.3 mg/dl (95%CI 84.5-86.1), and triglycerides = 77.8 mg/dl (95%CI 76.5-79.2). The female adolescents had higher average levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol, without differences in the levels of triglycerides. We did not observe any significant differences between the average values among 12 to 14 and 15- to 17-year old adolescents. The most prevalent lipid alterations were low HDL cholesterol (46.8% [95%CI 44.8-48.9]), hypercholesterolemia (20.1% [95%CI 19.0-21.3]), and hypertriglyceridemia (7.8% [95%CI 7.1-8.6]). High LDL cholesterol was found in 3.5% (95%CI 3.2-4.0) of the adolescents. Prevalence of low HDL cholesterol was higher in Brazil's North and Northeast regions. CONCLUSIONS A significant proportion of Brazilian adolescents has alterations in their plasma lipids. The high prevalence of low HDL cholesterol and hypertriglyceridemia, especially in Brazil's North and Northeast regions, must be analyzed in future studies, to support the creation of strategies for efficient interventions.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 41 31%
Student > Master 20 15%
Student > Postgraduate 13 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 10%
Researcher 4 3%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 29 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 5%
Other 14 11%
Unknown 32 24%

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