Thyroid function tests, serum lipids and gender interrelations in a middle-aged population
2001 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, Vol. 19, no 3, 183-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: To study the value of screening for thyroid function in a screening program for hyperlipidaemia.
DESIGN: A screening study in primary health care.
SETTING: All individuals in a defined rural area, Söderåkra, Sweden, aged 40-59 years were invited to a screening programme at the local primary health care centre.
PARTICIPANTS: 782 individuals were invited for screening. Blood samples were obtained from 88% of the invited males and from 92% of the females.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Thyroid function tests (thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free T4), serum lipids (total-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and s-triglycerides), b-glucose and body anthropometry (body mass index and waist to hip circumference) were measured.
RESULTS: 0.57% of males and 1.13% of females showed evidence of hypothyroidism as defined by a TSH value greater than 3.75 mU/l of those with s-cholesterol concentration above 7 mmol/l. In addition, higher TSH values in females were associated with higher s-cholesterol, s-LDL-cholesterol and s-triglycerides.
CONCLUSION: It seems appropriate to screen for hypothyroidism in females with s-cholesterol above 7.0 mmol/l.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 19, no 3, 183-185 p.
Free, T4, Serum, Lipids, Gender, Primary-CARE, Thyroid; Function, Tsh
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17688DOI: 10.1080/028134301316982432PubMedID: 11697562OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17688DiVA: diva2:211310