• Rokshana Rabeya Department of Public Health Nutrition, Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Hayatun Nabi
  • Ariful Bari Chowdhury Department of Public Health, North South University
  • Sanjana Zaman Department of Public Health, North South University
  • Mohammad Niaz Morshed Khan Program for HIV and AIDS, International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader Department of Public Health, North South University
Keywords: Dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, glycemic status and adult population


Background and aims: Elevated level of serum lipids stimulate atherosclerosis, which is the risk factor for stroke, peripheral vascular and coronary heart disease. The aim of this study was to explore the pattern and associated factors of dyslipidemia among Bangladeshi adult population. Material and method: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the outpatient department (OPD) of four Medical College Hospitals, Bangladesh. 200 adults aged 20 to 65 years diagnosed case of dyslipidemia were randomly selected. Fasting CHO, HDL, LDL and TG were measured. According to the criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III), dyslipidemia was classified into (a) Hyper-lipidemia: TC>200 mg/dl, TG>150 mg/dl, (b) Hyper cholesterolemia: TC>200 mg/dl, (c) Hyper-triglyceridemia: TG>150 mg/dl, and (d) Atherogenic-dyslipidemia: TG>150 mg/dl, LDLC>165 mg/dl. Results: Study found 46% hyperlipidemia, 37% atherogenic dyslipidemia, 13.5% hypercholesterolemia and only 3.5% hypertriglyceridemia. BMI, FBS and HDL-C were significantly higher among female compare to male (p=<0.01, <0.01 and 0.04 respectively). TC and TG were significantly higher among higher calorie intake group in compare to normal intake group (p=0.04). Conclusions: Results of this study concluded that hyperlipidemia and atherogenic dyslipidemia are common and female dyslipidemic patients are susceptible to develop higher BMI, FBS, and HDL-C.   

How to Cite
Rabeya, Rokshana, Mohammad Nabi, Ariful Chowdhury, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Khan, and Mohammad Hawlader. 2019. “EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DYSLIPIDEMIA AMONG ADULT POPULATION OF BANGLADESH”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 26 (2), 99-106. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/557.
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