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Erschienen in: Journal of Community Health 6/2021

30.04.2021 | Original Paper

Lipid Levels in Refugees from Burma

verfasst von: Amanda Weinmann, Patricia Fontaine, Katie Loth, Russell Luepker

Erschienen in: Journal of Community Health | Ausgabe 6/2021

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Abstract

Cardiovascular risk is common among resettled refugees from Southeast Asia, but the association with refugee status is unclear. This study investigated the lipid levels of Burmese refugees as compared to the general population of Burma. This observational study included adult refugees from Burma undergoing domestic medical examination at a clinic in Minnesota (n = 127). The cholesterol levels of the refugee cohort were compared to a survey of Burmese residents sampled by the World Health Organization (WHO). The primary variable of interest, mean LDL, was 118.9 mg/dL in the refugee cohort. Adjusting for sex and age-group, this was 18.5 mg/dL higher than the WHO cohort (95% CI 10.0–27.1 mg/dL, p < 0.001). This study confirmed previous studies showing elevated lipid levels among Asian refugees. This work added to prior studies by including a refugee cohort that was newly-resettled and comparing it to the general population.
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Metadaten
Titel
Lipid Levels in Refugees from Burma
verfasst von
Amanda Weinmann
Patricia Fontaine
Katie Loth
Russell Luepker
Publikationsdatum
30.04.2021
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Journal of Community Health / Ausgabe 6/2021
Print ISSN: 0094-5145
Elektronische ISSN: 1573-3610
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-021-00990-5

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