Prevalance of obesity and overweight iN Northeastern Peninsular Malaysia and their relationship with cardiovascular risk factors

W. B. Wan Mohamad, N. Mokhtar, M. Mafauzy, B. E. Mustaffa, M. Musalmah

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Height and body weight were measured in 2,284 subjects over 20 years old. The subjects were chosen by cluster sampling in 9 districts of Kelantan. Blood was drawn after an overnight fast for measurement of cholesterol (chol), triglyceride (TG), VLDL and HDL-Chol. Oral glucose tolerance test was performed with 75g glucose. The overall prevalence of overweight [BMI (kg/m2) ≥ 25 - ≤ 30] and obesity (BMI > 30) was 21 3% and 4.5% respectively. The overweight and obese were significantly younger than the lean subjects. The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia (chol > 5.2 mmol/1) in lean, overweight and obese subjects was 65.3%, 70.2% and 74.7%, respectively. Impaired glucose tolerance was found in 16.6% of the lean, 21.6% of the overweight and 32.0% of the obese subjects. Diabetes mellitus was found in 7.9% of the lean, 10.5% of the overweight and 6.7 of the obese subjects. 10.1% of lean, 13.2% of overweight and 23.3% of obese individuals were hypertensive. In conclusion, the high prevalence of overweight and obesity in Malaysia was associated with adverse lipid and glucose metabolism as well as poor blood pressure control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Malaysia
Obesity
Glucose
Glucose Intolerance
Glucose Tolerance Test
Hypercholesterolemia
Lipid Metabolism
HDL Cholesterol
Diabetes Mellitus
Cholesterol
Body Weight
Blood Pressure

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Prevalance of obesity and overweight iN Northeastern Peninsular Malaysia and their relationship with cardiovascular risk factors. / Wan Mohamad, W. B.; Mokhtar, N.; Mafauzy, M.; Mustaffa, B. E.; Musalmah, M.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 27, No. 2, 06.1996, p. 339-342.

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