Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Malaysian Diabetic Patients

  • Alyaa Al-Khateeb
  • Mohd Sapawi Mohd
  • Zurkurni Yusof
  • Hassanain Al-Talib
  • Bin Alwi Zilfalil


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a significant health problem that can lead to macrovascular complications mainly cardiovascular disease which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients.

Aims: The aim of this research is to study the health problems among Malaysian diabetic patients and to recognize the predictors for cardiovascular disease among those patients.

Study Design:  cross sectional study.

 Methods: A retrospective review analysis of the records of diabetic patients who attended the XXX in 2010 was conducted. Two hundred and forty five diabetic patients’ records were reviewed.

Results:  Cardiovascular disease was reported in 19.6 %. Those with cardiovascular disease have a longer duration of diabetes than those without cardiovascular disease (P=0.03). Total cholesterol level was higher among diabetics with cardiovascular disease than in those without cardiovascular disease (P=0.02). High density lipoprotein cholesterol level was lower among diabetics with cardiovascular disease (P=0.01).

Conclusion: Predictors of cardiovascular disease were family history of premature cardiovascular disease, age risk, total cholesterol, low high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and duration of diabetes.

Jun 28, 2016
How to Cite
AL-KHATEEB, Alyaa et al. Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Malaysian Diabetic Patients. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, june 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2021. doi:


Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Low density lipoprotein, Malaysians, Cardiovascular risk factors

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