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Archives of Medical Science - Atherosclerotic Diseases
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Awareness among the general population about lipid profile screening in individuals over 20 years old in Alriyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nasraddin Othman Bahakim
,
Sameer Hamed Al-Ghamdi
,
Hisham Fahad Alyahya
,
Khalid Bader Alburayk
,
Yahya Ibrahim Mahzari
,
Abdulrahman Mohammed Aldawsari

Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis 2019; 4: e126–e133
Online publish date: 2019/05/31
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Introduction
Plasma cholesterol and triglycerides are clinically important because their abnormally high levels are major treatable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to evaluate the awareness, general knowledge, and attitudes about regular lipid profile screening among adult individuals in Al-Riyadh.

Material and methods
This is a cross-sectional study collected by convenience sampling method. Residents of Riyadh region older than 20 years were targeted through an electronic questionnaire distributed via Twitter and WhatsApp. The study was conducted between November 28, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Study results were analysed using the SPSS system.

Results
This study included 1383 participants; 646 (46.7%) were male and 737 (53.3%) female. Of them, 905 (65.4%) did not screen for their lipid profiles, while 478 (34.6%) screened. A visit to a primary health care facility or hospital was the reason for screening of lipid profile in 195 (14.1%) of the participants, whereas 64 (4.6%) of them were ordered by doctors.

Conclusions
More educated participants were found to be more aware of the importance of screening lipid profile. Our results reflect poor awareness among the population regarding the importance of regular screening of lipid profiles. A visit to primary health care or hospital was the most frequent reason for screening of lipid profile. Screening lipid profiles was predominant among males and it was significantly related to the gender, age, and educational level. This shows the strong need in the community for health education about the importance of screening lipid profile at different levels of health care delivery.

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lipid profile, cholesterol, lipoproteins, screening

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