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Prevalence of Hypertriglyceridemia in Patients Attending Primary Health Care Centers in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Fahad Alfhaid.

Abstract
Background: Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a characteristic of several metabolic disorders like dyslipidemias, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.

Objectives: The study aimed to determine the prevalence of HTG among adult patients attending Primary Health Care Centers in, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia and to determine its association with diabetes mellitus, obesity, physical activity and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Methods: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional. The participants were chosen from five primary health care centers in Majmaah, Saudi Arabia by systematic random sampling. The sample size was 353 participants. The data were collected by a structured and pre-tested questionnaire.

Results: The prevalence of HTG was 33.7%. There was a significant association between HTG and diabetes mellitus. The study showed a significant inverse association between HDL cholesterol and HTG, 46.8% of the participants had hypertriglyceridemia with low level of HDL. There was a significant association between hypertriglyceridemia and smoking, 22.9% of smokers had high level of Triglycerides.

Conclusion: The prevalence of HTG in patients attending Primary Health Care Centers in Majmaah was high (33.7%).

Key words: Hypertriglyceridemia, smoking, high-density lipoprotein, diabetes mellitus, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia


 
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