Ethnic characteristics of coronary heart disease risk factors and mortality in peninsular Malaysia.

@article{Khor1994EthnicCO,
  title={Ethnic characteristics of coronary heart disease risk factors and mortality in peninsular Malaysia.},
  author={Geok Lin Khor},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
  • Geok Lin Khor
  • Published 1994 in Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition
The types and prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors vary somewhat among the three main ethnic groups in peninsular Malaysia. Indians consistently show the highest prevalence for hypercholesterolemia and diabetes mellitus. Among the Malays, a relatively high prevalence of hypertension and hypertriglyceridemia have been reported. Overweight is also a risk factor among the Indians and Malays. In general, Chinese tend to have a lower prevalence for these CHD risk factors than the… CONTINUE READING