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Original scientific paper

The Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Abnormal Lipid Status among Croatian Hospitalized Coronary Heart Disease Patients

Hrvoje Vražić
Tomo Lucijanić
Jozica Šikić
Ivana Rajčan Špoljarić
Stojan Polić
Đivo Ljubičić
Katarina Matić
Tonći Božin
Irena Šubjak
Mijo Bergovec

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The aim of this article was to investigate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and abnormal lipid status with selected anthropometric variables in a sample of hospitalized coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in Croatia (N=1,298). Prevalence of diabetes mellitus was 31.6% (statistically significantly more frequent in women, 35.7% vs. 30.0%), while prevalences of increased total cholesterol were 72.0%, decreased HDL-cholesterol 42.6% (statistically significantly more frequent in women, 50.2% vs. 39.6%), increased LDL-cholesterol 72.3% and increased triglycerides 51.5%. Reported data
on prevalences of diabetes mellitus can be somewhat reassuring (a decrease in its prevalence compared to data from 2006, but they still signal a situation which is a lot worse than in 2002 and 2003); the trend of rising prevalences of dyslipidaemic cardiovascular risk factors must be a cause for an alarm, furthermore as today’s preventive and treatment measures in cardiology, both primary and secondary, are strongly focused on dyslipidaemias.


coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides

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