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The use of fasting vs. non-fasting triglyceride concentration for estimating the prevalence of high LDL-cholesterol and metabolic syndrome in population surveys

Jouko Sundvall1*, Jaana Leiviskä1, Tiina Laatikainen1, Markku Peltonen1, Veikko Salomaa1, Mauno Vanhala2, Eeva Korpi-Hyövälti3, Jukka Lauronen1 and Georg Alfthan1

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1 National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland

2 Central Finland Central Hospital, Unit of Family Practice, Jyväskylä, Finland and University of Eastern Finland, Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Kuopio, Finland

3 Seinäjoki Central Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Seinäjoki, Finland

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011, 11:63  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-63

Published: 10 May 2011

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Triglyceride medians and means with and without correction among non-fasting subjects and among true fasting subjects. Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test values for the differences between the groups. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; FR07, FINRISK-2007 Study; P, probability. aP-value without is comparison of non-fasting without correction with true fasting, with is comparison of non-fasting with correction with true fasting.

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Triglyceride medians and means, number and proportions of high LDL-C (>3.00 mmol/L) and high triglyceride (>1.70 mmol/L) concentrations in the different groups. Abbreviations: FR07, FINRISK-2007 Study; LDL-C; Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol; N, Number of Subjects; Tg, Triglyceride. aP < 0.0001 compare to true fasting.

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