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dc.contributor.authorIrwig, Michael Ses_ES
dc.contributor.authorSiles, Xiniaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGotto, Junior, Antonio Mes_ES
dc.contributor.authorRifai, Naderes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCampos, Hanniaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T14:53:43Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T14:53:43Z
dc.date.issued2000es_ES
dc.identifier.citationIrwig, Michael S,Siles, Xinia,Gotto, Junior, Antonio M,Rifai, Nader,Campos, Hannia (2000) Plasma lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors in Costa Rican adolescents. Rev Panam Salud Publica;8(4) 234-241,oct. 2000. Retrieved from http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892000000900002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=enen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892000000900002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=enes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/8571
dc.format.extenttabes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;8(4),oct. 2000es_ES
dc.subjectPlasmaes_ES
dc.subjectFatores de Riscopt_BR
dc.subjectCardiopatiases_ES
dc.subjectEstudos Transversaispt_BR
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectEstados Unidoses_ES
dc.titlePlasma lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors in Costa Rican adolescentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.description.notesThis study assessed plasma lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents in a developing Latin American country and compared those risk factors to those of adolescents in the United States of America, where the risk of heart disease is high. In a cross-sectional study, data were collected from September 1998 to April 1999 on 161 Costa Rican adolescents between the ages of 12 and 20. A general questionnaire was used to collect demographic, smoking, socioeconomic, and women's health data. Anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, and a fasting blood sample were taken. The Costa Rican males had lower levels of total cholesterol than did the Costa Rican females (mean +_ standard error of the mean (SEM), 149 +_ 6.5 mg/dL vs. 158 +_ 6.3 mg/dL). This was mainly due to lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in males than in females (mean +_ SEM, 38 +_ 2.0 mg/dL vs. 44 +_ 2.4 mg/dL. As compared to the United States, adolescents in this study had lower levels of total cholesterol, largely due to lower HDL cholesterol. Both genders of Costa Ricans had levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol that were similar to those of counterpart groups in the United States. Costa Rican male and female adolescents had higher LDL/HDL ratios than did their United States counterparts. Therefore, as compared to the United States, Costa Rican adolescents have an adverse lipid profile as demonstrated by a higher LDL/HDL ratio. overweight prevalence in Costa Rica was 13 por cent, approaching the 15 por cent overall level of the United Statesen_US


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