A larger percentage of Navy personnel were at risk because of total cholesterol than were persons in an age-adjusted national sample.
However, because routine examinations generally are not given until first reenlistment, the Navy sample underrepresented younger service members, and results may overestimate the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in the Navy at large.
The author draws attention to the problem of lack of standardization in cholesterol testing and notes that the Navy does not yet participate in an external quality control program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Hyperlipémie, Cholestérol HDL, Cholestérol LDL, Homme, Armée, Marine, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Métabolisme pathologie, Lipide, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Hyperlipemia, Cholesterol HDL, Cholesterol LDL, Human, Army, Marine, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Metabolic diseases, Lipids, United States
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