The effect of lifestyle on hypercholesterolemia

Dewi Febriani, Besral

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Background: Unhealthy lifestyle is a risk factor for hypercholesterolemia. However, the study about lifestyle and hypercholesterolemia in Indonesia is not completely explored. Objectives: The present study attempted to examine the effect of lifestyle on hypercholesterolemia including smoking habits, physical activity, consumption of vegetables and fruits. Methods: This study employed the data from Integrated Coaching Post (Posbindu) Non-Communicable Disease in DKI Jakarta Indonesia 2015-with a sample size of 1090 participants analyzed using multivariable binomial regression. The potential impacts were also measured to determine the contribution of risk factors. Result: The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia was 49,5%. The results of a multivariate analysis-highlighted that physical activity and smoking habits determined the lifestyle associated with hypercholesterolemia-. Less physical activity-contributed-significantly to hypercholesterolemia. Conclusion: The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in this study was quite high. Physical activity and smoking habits were significant determinants of hypercholesterolemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-532
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Public Health Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Indonesia
  • Lifestyle
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking habits


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