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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 400-402
Epidemiological Study of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in Young Asymptomatic Individuals
Sainath Hegde*, Nikhil Sinha**, Jaishree Ghanekar***
*Resident, **Assistant Professor, ***Professor, Department of Medicine
MGM Medical College, Sector-18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, 410218, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.
A study was carried out to find the prevalence of different conventional risk factors for coronary artery disease in young asymptomatic population. Out of 100 randomly selected individuals maximum [40 %] were in age group of 26 to 30 years with mean age of 27.7 yrs, males outnumbering females [72 and 28]. Smoking was present in 40% of study population and all were males.28 % of people had sedentary life style. Generalised and central obesity were observed in 19% and 14 % of study group. 16 were hypertensive, while dyslipidemia and diabetes were present in 12 and 9 subjects of study population. Smoking was observed as the most common risk factor 40 in study group and a positive family history was the second most common risk factor with a prevalence of 31%. Fasting hyperglycemia was the least common observed in 9%. However there was no significant number of people in the study group who had all the risk factors.