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Korean J Pediatr 2004 December;47(12) :1273-1280.
Serum Lipids of School Children and Adolescence in Urban and Rural Area
Dong Han Shin (Shin DH)1, Hee Sun Lee (Lee HS)1, Kee Hyoung Lee (Lee KH)1, Baik-Lin Eun (Eun BL)1, Chae Seung Lim (Lim CS)2, Young Chang Tockgo (Tockgo YC)1
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Kee Hyoung Lee ,Email:
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Purposes : A cross-sectional study on serum lipids in school children and adolescents was carried out in two different areas in 2002. We studied to determine of the difference in lipids level of children between urban and rural areas and changes of cholesterol levels compared to those of early- 1990 studies. Methods : A cross-sectional study on serum lipids in school children and adolescents was carried out in two different areas, Ansan and Paju. The number of children in Ansan was 835, that in Paju was 233. After fasting for 12 hours, serum total choleterol, high density lipoprotein(HDL) cholesterol, low density lipoprotein(LDL) cholsterol, triglyceride were measured. Results : The mean of total serum cholesterol level was 176.4827.70 mg/dL. The mean of HDL cholesterol was 61.4212.38 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol was 94.1424.45 mg/dL, and triglyceride was 93.0945.96 mg/dL. The means of total serum total cholesterol and lipoproteins of children and adolescents were not different significantly in Ansan and Paju. The prevalences of children and adolescence with abnormal high cholesterol level(200 mg/dL) and abnormal LDL cholesterol level(130 mg/dL) were also not different in two areas. Conclusion : Our results suggest that there were no significant differences in serum lipid level and the prevalence of school children and adolescence with hyperlipidemia between urban and rural area and mean lipid levels of school children and adolescence were increased during the past decade.
Keywords: Lipids | Hyperlipidemia | Child | Adolescence | Urban | Rural
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