Fibrinogen, homocyst(e)ine, and C-reactive protein concentrations relative to sex and socioeconomic status in British young people

Non-Eleri Thomas, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Simon R.P. Williams, Julien S. Baker, Bruce Davies

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Abstract

This study assesses the prevalence of recently identified coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in young people of differing socioeconomic status (SES). From November 2001 through March 2002, 100 boys and 108 girls, of age 12.9 ± 0.3 years, selected from differing SES were assessed for CHD risk factors. Measurements included fibrinogen (Fg), homocyst(e)ine (Hcy), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Fibrinogen was significantly greater among boys from a higher SES compared with those from a low SES (P ≤ 0.05). Differences according to sex (P ≤ 0.05) were identified for Fg and CRP. The data indicate the prevalence of recently identified CHD risk factors in this cohort of British schoolchildren. For the purpose of this article, the phrase “young people” embraces both children and adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-813
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Biology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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