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Prevalence and association between triglyceride level and lifestyle factors among Malay obese class I and II adults

Daud, Azlina and Shahadan, Siti Zuhaidah (2016) Prevalence and association between triglyceride level and lifestyle factors among Malay obese class I and II adults. In: 1st International Nursing Congress 2016, 15th-16th November 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objective: Hypertriglyceridemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and association of triglyceride level and lifestyle factors among Malay obese class I and II adults. Method: This is a cross-sectional study of 65 Malay obese class I and class II adults aged 20-62 years (21 male, 44 female) from sub-urban areas of Malaysia. Overnight fasting venous blood samples were obtained to determine the triglyceride level (mmol/L). Subjects were classified into either normal or elevated triglyceride level groups based on the triglyceride level (normal:<1.6 mmol/L, elevated: ≥1.7 mmol/L). Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, defined as smoking status, hours per day spent on sitting passively and sitting with active motion, and the amount of saturated fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat from dietary intake, were measured from 24-hour dietary intake and physical activity recall. We compare the variables of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors between subjects with normal and elevated triglyceride level using Independent Samples T-test. Results: Among 65 obese class I and II adults, 16 subjects (24.6%) were found to have elevated triglyceride levels (mean±standard deviation of body mass index 31.89±3.29 kg/m²). There are significant differences between subjects having normal and elevated triglyceride level with gender, marital status, the number of children, smoking status, weight and monounsaturated fat intake (all p-values <0.05). Conclusion: The findings of this study highlighted elevated triglyceride level in obese adults might be influenced by unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. We suggest that lifestyle modification intervention is appropriate to prevent cardiovascular disease among Malay obese class I and II adults.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5226/53074
Uncontrolled Keywords: obesity, risk factors, lifestyle, triglyceride, non-communicable disease
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Assist. Prof. Dr. Azlina Daud
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 15:22
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 15:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53074

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