Epidemiology of dyslipidemias focus on the region
EAS Academy. Yeh H. 03/24/17; 175474 Topic: Therapy
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Prof. Hung-I Yeh
Prof. Hung-I Yeh

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1. Pitfalls in interpretation of epidemiological data of dyslipidemias.
2. Similarity and difference in dyslipidemias status between Asian-Pacific countries
3. Awareness, treatment and control rate of dyslipidemias in Asian-Pacific countries
Epidemiology of dyslipidemias: focus on the region

Hung-I Yeh, MD., PhD. MacKay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei city, Taiwan

Dyslipidemias are prevalent globally, consisting of hypercholesterolemia, high blood level of LDL-C, low blood level of HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. Data from both developed and developing countries indicated that hypercholesterolemia, as a risk factor for Ischemic heart disease and stroke, is a major cause of disease burden. A report from World Health Organization (WHO) showed that hypercholesterolemia (≧5.0 mmol/L) was surprisingly high (39% worldwide), was estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths in 2008, and residents in the south eastern Asia region and west Pacific region were at moderate risk to have hypercholesterolemia.

In general, in the 2 neighboring regions mentioned above, there are variations of dyslipidemia prevalence, not only between countries, but also within the country. However, interpretation of data for comparison of the dyslipidemia prevalence should consider that data from individual countries are not obtained at the same time period. Apart from the factor of collection time, the definitiona of dyslipidemias differ between countries. Nevertheless, a similar trend existed for higher rate of dyslipidemia in people aged 45-70 years, as compared to those aged 20-44 years. In addition, females had higher rate of hypercholesterolemia than males, after menopause. Furthermore, awareness, treatment, and control rate of dyslipidemias were low.

In this talk, I will present local data of Taiwan, the host country, as an example, and then provide the data of other countries at a direction from north-eastern toward south-western, across the regions.
Epidemiology of dyslipidemias: focus on the region

Hung-I Yeh, MD., PhD. MacKay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei city, Taiwan

Dyslipidemias are prevalent globally, consisting of hypercholesterolemia, high blood level of LDL-C, low blood level of HDL-C, and hypertriglyceridemia. Data from both developed and developing countries indicated that hypercholesterolemia, as a risk factor for Ischemic heart disease and stroke, is a major cause of disease burden. A report from World Health Organization (WHO) showed that hypercholesterolemia (≧5.0 mmol/L) was surprisingly high (39% worldwide), was estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths in 2008, and residents in the south eastern Asia region and west Pacific region were at moderate risk to have hypercholesterolemia.

In general, in the 2 neighboring regions mentioned above, there are variations of dyslipidemia prevalence, not only between countries, but also within the country. However, interpretation of data for comparison of the dyslipidemia prevalence should consider that data from individual countries are not obtained at the same time period. Apart from the factor of collection time, the definitiona of dyslipidemias differ between countries. Nevertheless, a similar trend existed for higher rate of dyslipidemia in people aged 45-70 years, as compared to those aged 20-44 years. In addition, females had higher rate of hypercholesterolemia than males, after menopause. Furthermore, awareness, treatment, and control rate of dyslipidemias were low.

In this talk, I will present local data of Taiwan, the host country, as an example, and then provide the data of other countries at a direction from north-eastern toward south-western, across the regions.
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