International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Anthropology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016


Percentiles Distribution of CVD Risk Factors in Elderly of Asian Indian Origin: The Santiniketan Longitudinal Study on Aging

Tamashree Dutta | Arnab Ghosh [2]


Abstract: Objective The present community based longitudinal study was undertaken to investigate the percentiles distribution of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in elderly of Asian Indian origin. Methods A total of 254 participants aged 55 years and above took part in this longitudinal study. Anthropometric measures were collected using standard techniques. Measures of obesity and body composition were subsequently calculated. Metabolic profiles and blood pressure were also measured. All anthropometric, metabolic and blood pressure measures were twice measured in a gape of exact one year. Results It was observed that 95th percentile of MWC in two phases was 98.00 and 100.00 respectively (Phase I vs. Phase II). The 95th percentile of TER in two phases was 3.66 and 5.48 respectively. On the other, the 85th and 95th percentiles values for TG in Phase I were 177.00 and 204.75 respectively whereas, the 85th and 95th percentiles values for TG in Phase II were 162.25 and 219.25 respectively. Virtually, no significant sex differences for either of variables were observed in both phases. Conclusion In absence of reference percentiles data on CVD risk factors in elderly Asian Indians, these data could be used to identify elderly with an elevated risk of developing CVD and provide a baseline for future studies of long term temporal trends.


Keywords: ageing, longitudinal study, percentiles, CVD, Asian Indians


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,


Pages: 1009 - 1013


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