Awareness, treatment and control of hyperlipidaemia in middle-aged men in France and northern ireland in 1991-1993: the PRIME study. Prospective epidemiological study of myocardial infarction

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serval:BIB_01ABF959C4A0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Awareness, treatment and control of hyperlipidaemia in middle-aged men in France and northern ireland in 1991-1993: the PRIME study. Prospective epidemiological study of myocardial infarction
Journal
Acta Cardiologica
Author(s)
Marques-Vidal P., Arveiler D., Evans A., Amouyel P., Ferrieres J., Luc G., Ducimetière P.
Working group(s)
PRIME Study Group
ISSN
0001-5385 (Print)
ISSN-L
0001-5385
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Volume
57
Number
2
Pages
117-123
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess how well screening and preventive measures are implemented in the general population.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Sample of 9,609 men aged 50-59 devoid of history of CHD living in France and Northern Ireland. Hyperlipidaemia was defined as total cholesterol > or = 240 mg/dl or triglycerides > or = 200 mg/dl or HDL cholesterol < 0.35 mg/dl or hypolipidaemic drug treatment. Treated subjects were considered as controlled if total cholesterol was < 200 mg/dland triglycerides < 200 mg/dl and HDL cholesterol > or = 0.35 mg/dl. The prevalence of hyperlipidaemia was higher in Northern Ireland, whereas awareness, treatment and control rates were higher in France. Only one third of aware subjects had a hypolipidaemic diet, and less than half of treated subjects was adequately controlled. Lower educational level, smoking, obesity and a history of hypertension were significantly related to higher rates of hyperlipidaemia in both countries. In France, history of hypertension or diabetes, and ex- or non-smoking status were related to higher levels of awareness and treatment. In Northern Ireland, awareness of hyperlipidaemia was positively related to educational level.
CONCLUSIONS: Awareness, treatment and control rates for hyperlipidaemia are low in Northern Ireland compared to France, and implementation of preventive measures should be performed in both countries.
Keywords
Awareness/physiology, Biomarkers/blood, Cholesterol, HDL/blood, France/epidemiology, Hyperlipidemias/blood, Hyperlipidemias/epidemiology, Hyperlipidemias/therapy, Northern Ireland/epidemiology, Triglycerides/blood
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