An Assessment of Serum Cholesterol level and BMI in Women: Study in Several Private Chambers in Mymensingh

Authors

  • Nahid Bintay Ansary Professor (Current Charge), Department of Physiology, Community Based Medical College Bangladesh (CBMCB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Arup Ratan Paul Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Community Based Medical College Bangladesh (CBMCB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Md Mahamudur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Community Based Medical College Bangladesh (CBMCB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Maria Hussain Assistant Professor (cc), Department of Physiology, Community Based Medical College Bangladesh (CBMCB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Rubiat Naznin Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Community Based Medical College Bangladesh (CBMCB), Mymensingh, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cbmj.v8i2.55766

Keywords:

Physiology, Body Mass Index (BMI), Serum Cholesterol, Weight

Abstract

The increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with higher serum cholesterol levels in middle-aged persons has been established, but there have been few studies conducted regarding the issues in Mymensingh. For evaluation of serum cholesterol and BMI in women of Mymensingh, across-sectional studywas conducted in several private chambers in the districts of Mymensingh, Bangladesh during the period from January 2017 to December 2017. A total of 48 Female patients participated in the study. In the study, participants were aged between 18 to 29 years of age. The study suggested that the serum cholesterol was below 4.99 were 15(31.25%), 5.00 to 6.49 were 13(26.08%) and above 6.50 were 20 (41.67%), the Mean ± SD was 4.45 (0.76). The health status according to BMI showed that 12.50% (n=6) of the participants were underweight <18.49, majority 50.00% (n=24) of the population were from normal weight range (18.5-24.9), 16.67% (n=8) of the participants were overweight and 20.83 %( n=10) of the participants were obese >30. The Mean ± SD was 18.93± (3.68). Measurement of BMI and Serum Cholesterol levels can help doctors to treat patients properly for reducing the burden of death in our country.

CBMJ 2019 July: Vol. 08 No. 02 P: 4-9

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2019-08-05

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Ansary, N. B. ., Paul, A. R. ., Rahman, M. M. ., Hussain, M., & Naznin, R. . (2019). An Assessment of Serum Cholesterol level and BMI in Women: Study in Several Private Chambers in Mymensingh. Community Based Medical Journal, 8(2), 4–9. https://doi.org/10.3329/cbmj.v8i2.55766

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