Journal article

Dyslipidaemia in rural Australia: prevalence, awareness, and adherence to treatment guidelines in the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study

Edward D Janus, Philip A Tideman, James A Dunbar, Annamari Kilkkinen, Stephen J Bunker, Benjamin Philpot, Rosy Tirimacco, Kevin Mc Namara, Sami Heistaro, Tiina Laatikainen



OBJECTIVES: To determine population lipid profiles, awareness of hyperlipidaemia and adherence to Australian lipid management guidelines. DESIGN AND SETTING: Population survey in rural south-eastern Australia, 2004-2006. PARTICIPANTS: Stratified random sample from the electoral roll. Data from 1274 participants (40%) aged 25-74 years were analysed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Population mean total, low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TC, LDL-C and HDL-C) and triglyceride (TG) concentrations, prevalence of dyslipidaemia, and treatment according to 2001 and 2005 Australian guideline target levels. RESULTS: Population-adjusted mean TC, TG, LDL-C and HDL-C concentrations..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Ms Anna Chapman, Dr Andrew Baird, the nurses who carried out the survey and the regional hospitals that provided facilities for the study. This study was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (Priority Driven Research in Population Health grant no. 01/14), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sanofi-Aventis, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics and Servier Laboratories Australia.