Lipoprotein (a) level in the population in Taiwan: relationship to sociodemographic and atherosclerotic risk factors.

@article{Chien1999LipoproteinL,
  title={Lipoprotein (a) level in the population in Taiwan: relationship to sociodemographic and atherosclerotic risk factors.},
  author={K. L. Chien and Young Lee and Fung Chang Sung and T C Su and H C Hsu and Ruey Shiung Lin},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={1999},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={267-73}
}
To examine the lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) level in the Taiwanese population and its association with cardiovascular risk factors, 1703 men and 1899 women aged 35 years and above were enrolled in a community-based study cohort established between 1990 and 1991. The distributions of Lp(a) levels were skewed to the right, and females were more likely than males to have Lp(a) levels greater than 30 mg/dl (14.3% versus 11.6%, P < 0.05). The Lp(a) level increased with age. Socioeconomic status did not… CONTINUE READING

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