• Users Online: 217
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 214-217

Assessment of coronary artery disease risk factors among adolescents in Kanpur, India


1 Department of Community Medicine, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 University Institute of Health Sciences, Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Kannauj, Tirwaganj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Samarjeet Kaur
Department of Community Medicine, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-9906.146799

Rights and Permissions

Objective: To study the occurrence of coronary artery disease risk factors among adolescents attending Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India. Materials and Methods: The present study was cross-sectional in nature, conducted among students in the 1 st year of the Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur. Study participants included 185 adolescents. Among them, 94 were males, and 91 were females, between the age group of 17 and 19 years. Results: The mean systolic blood pressure (BP) of male adolescents was 123 mmHg ± 8 mmHg, which is in the prehypertensive range. Mean systolic BP and mean diastolic BP of males was significantly higher than that in females. The mean cholesterol level among males was 166.5 ± 39.0 mg/dl, which was very close to an acceptable limit for cholesterol among adolescents. There was no significant difference between the mean values of pulse rate, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol of males and females. Males had significantly higher mean levels of triglycerides, very-low-density lipoprotein and fasting blood sugar as compared to females. Conclusion: Mean levels of BP and serum cholesterol are on the higher side in the adolescents; therefore, they need to be targeted for lifestyle modification.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2182    
    Printed85    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded63    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal