A much lesser figure around 31% has been reported in the Indian population.14 Studies conducted in Turkey had 45% of university students that self-medicate, 94% in Hong Kong and 88% in Croatia university students self-medicate.15-17 The prevalence found in this study is quite high and is of a major concern since the study population
is amongst the well-educated strata of the society.
The mean age of the study population
was 27.25 years.
Given that the p-value in the entire study population
exceeded 0.05, the statistical analysis plan for the study required the p-value in the high subset to be less than or equal to 0.025 to achieve statistical significance.
79 (52.67%) (43 [28.67%]--strongly disagree and 36 [24%]--disagree) patients among the study population
responded that the food was not covered when the food was served.
Table-II: Data of study population
according to gender (n=165).
Table 1 Age and sex distribution of study population
In this sense, this study population
may have a low risk of CVD, especially of systolic dysfunction, which can be a complication of microangiopathy and macroangiopathy.
Demographic data concerning the age of study population
showed that of the 285 pregnant women majority (233, 82%) were in the age group of 20-30 years followed by 37 (13%) and 15 (5%) in the age group of more than 30 years and less than 20 years, respectively (Figure 1).
Over a one-year follow-up period, 270 cases of gout were diagnosed in the study population
. After accounting for obesity and other factors, the study authors noted that the risk of gout was about twice as high among people with sleep apnea compared to those without it.
Among those whose selenium levels were among the lowest quartile of subjects, there was an adjusted 43% increase in the risk of dying from any cause and a 56% increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in comparison with the remainder of the study population
that had higher serum selenium levels.
The study (Hakansson, Neovius, Norrback, Svensson, & Lundqvist, 2015) that is the subject of this review reflects a study population
that has not been reviewed by this columnist previously.
Subjects and Methods: The study population
comprised adolescent school girls of age group 11 16 years in 09 administrative towns of Lahore.