Plasma fibrinogen levels were measured in 1,175 Israeli schoolchildren, aged 9-18 years, originating from diverse ethnic groups.
The Moslem children displayed striking differences in levels and age-patterns of fibrinogen compared to Jewish children.
Lower mean plasma fibrinogen levels in boys aged 9-10,13-14 and 16-18 were observed among Moslem boys, compared to their Jewish counterparts born in Israel.
Moslem girls showed lower levels of fibrinogen than Jewish Israeli girls at ages 9-10 and 16-18.
While the Jewish children displayed an age-associated fibrinogen pattern comparable at the three age groups, the levels for Moslem children increased pre-puberty and decreased post-puberty, peaking at 13-14 years.
No significant difference in mean plasma fibrinogen was found between sexes within ethnic groups.
A number of statistically significant but low correlations (-0.32 to 0.24) were found between plasma fibrinogen and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a percentage of total cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, uric acid, blood pressure, Quetelet index and sports activity.
The difference between fibrinogen levels might point to a possible ethnicity risk factor explanation rather than environmentally acquired factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fibrinogène, Plasma sanguin, Taux, Cardiopathie coronaire, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Analyse quantitative, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Israël, Asie, Etude comparative, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fibrinogen, Blood plasma, Rate, Coronary heart disease, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Quantitative analysis, Child, Human, Adolescent, Israel, Asia, Comparative study, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0137323
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 21/05/1997.