Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults.

T. O. Lim, L. M. Ding, M. Zaki, A. B. Suleiman, S. T. Kew, M. Ismail, A. H. Maimunah, B. Rugayah, H. Rozita

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Abstract

We describe the distribution of capillary blood total cholesterol (BC) by age, sex and ethnicity in Malaysian adults. A national sample of 20,041 individuals aged 30 or older had usable data. They were selected by stratified 2-stage cluster sampling. BC was measured using reflectance photometer. Percentile tables and curves by age, sex and ethnicity are presented. The BC distribution was right skewed and showed the expected increase with age. There were ethnic differences. Malay had the highest BC concentration, followed by Indian, Chinese and other indigenous ethnic group. However, for all ethnic groups, BC concentrations were low in comparison those prevailing in Western populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-89
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Lim, T. O., Ding, L. M., Zaki, M., Suleiman, A. B., Kew, S. T., Ismail, M., ... Rozita, H. (2000). Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 55(2), 78-89.

Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults. / Lim, T. O.; Ding, L. M.; Zaki, M.; Suleiman, A. B.; Kew, S. T.; Ismail, M.; Maimunah, A. H.; Rugayah, B.; Rozita, H.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 55, No. 2, 06.2000, p. 78-89.

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Lim, TO, Ding, LM, Zaki, M, Suleiman, AB, Kew, ST, Ismail, M, Maimunah, AH, Rugayah, B & Rozita, H 2000, 'Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 78-89.
Lim TO, Ding LM, Zaki M, Suleiman AB, Kew ST, Ismail M et al. Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2000 Jun;55(2):78-89.
Lim, T. O. ; Ding, L. M. ; Zaki, M. ; Suleiman, A. B. ; Kew, S. T. ; Ismail, M. ; Maimunah, A. H. ; Rugayah, B. ; Rozita, H. / Distribution of blood total cholesterol in a national sample of Malaysian adults. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2000 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 78-89.
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