Prevalence of dyslipidemias in the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006

Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Francisco J Gómez-Pérez, Juan Rull, Salvador Villalpando, Simón Barquera, Rosalba Rojas
2010 Salud Pública de México  
Objective. To describe the prevalence of lipid abnormalities found in the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 (ENSANuT 2006). Material and Methods. Information was obtained from 4 040 subjects aged 20 to 69 years, studied after a 9-to 12-hour fast. Results. Median lipid concentrations were: cholesterol 198.5 mg/dl, triglycerides 139.6 mg/dl, HDL-cholesterol 39.0 mg/dl, non-HDL-cholesterol 159.5 mg/dl and LDL-cholesterol 131.5 mg/dl. The most frequent abnormality was
more » ... below 40 mg/dl with a prevalence of 60.5% (95%CI 58.2-62.8%). Hypercholesterolemia (≥ 200 mg/dl) had a frequency of abnormality of 43.6% (95%CI 41.4-46.0%). Only 8.6% of the hypercholesterolemic subjects knew their diagnosis. Hypertriglyceridemia (≥ 150 mg/dl) was observed in 31.5% (IC 95% 29.3-33.9%) of the population. Conclusions. The ENSANuT 2006 data confirm that the prevalence of hypoalphalipoproteinemia and other forms of dyslipidemia in Mexican adults is very high.
doi:10.1590/s0036-36342010000700008 fatcat:u67v3jqkjfbkrfthnaht5ogduy