Marital Status and Occupation versus Serum Total Cholesterol and HDL – Cholesterol Levels in Healthy Adults from Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

  • MK Atiku
  • AB Yusuf
Keywords: Occupation, Cholesterol, Kano, Serum Lipid

Abstract

The influence of marital status and occupation on serum total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL – CH) concentrations was studied in sixty one (61) adult male and female Hausa subjects aged 20 – 50 years. Irrespective of marital status and occupation, female subjects had higher mean serum TC and HDL – CH levels than male subjects. Married subjects of both sexes had higher mean serum TC and HDL – CH levels than their non – married counterparts. Male subjects (students) had significantly (p<0.05) lower mean serum TC than the other male subjects (university workers). Keywords: Occupation, Cholesterol, Kano, Serum Lipid
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