|Title:||Coronary heart disease risk-factor profile in a lower middles class urban community in Pakistan|
|Abstract:||We determined the risk-factor profile and prevalence of coronary heart disease in Metroville, a lower middle class urban community in Karachi, and compared them to the Pakistan health survey PNHS 1990-94, and the US health and nutrition survey 1988-94 NHANES111. Subjects < 18 years and pregnant women were excluded as were people with extreme ranges BMI [corrected] heart rate, height and waist. The prevalence of hypertension was 23% in men and women, hypercholesterolaemia was 17% in men and 22% in women [P < 0.001]. Hyperglycaemia was present in 5% of men and women and obesity in 33% of men and 47% of women [P < 0.001]. Compared to PNHS, the prevalences of obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and WHR were higher in our population. Mean values of BMI [corrected] cholesterol, WHR were higher in the US population while mean values were lower for diastolic blood pressure and blood glucose|
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