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18. Frequency of Dyslipidemia in Patients Having Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Alia Banori1, Muhammad Arshad2 and Shah Zeb3

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients having subclinical hypothyroidism.

Study Design: Descriptive / cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Naseer Teaching Hospital Peshawar from Aug 2017 to Aug 2018.

Materials and Methods: The total sample size was 136 patients presenting with subclinical hypothyroidism taking 34.31% proportion of dyslipidemia in subclinical hypothyroid patients, 95% confidence interval and 8 % margin of error; using WHO software for sample size calculation. More over consecutive (non-probability sampling) technique was used for sample collection.

Results: In this study mean age was 40 years with SD 1.26. Sixty-three percent patients were female and 37% patients were male. Seventy percent patients had dyslipidemia while 30% patients didn’t have dyslipidemia.

Conclusion: The current study shows that the incidence of dyslipidemia was found in patients having subclinical hypothyroidism.

Key Words: dyslipidemia, subclinical, hypothyroidism

Citation of articles: Banori A, Arshad M, Zeb S. Frequency of Dyslipidemia in Patients Having Subclinical Hypothyroidism. Med Forum 2018;29(11):64-66.