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Hormonal contraceptive use and hypercholesterolemia among reproductive age group women in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia 2020

Author(s): Mesfin Tafa Segni

Recent developments in hormonal contraceptives have been directed toward lowering the dosage of steroid hormones to minimize their risk potentials: ischemic heart disease, stroke, myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, and changes in the blood clotting mechanism. Hypercholesterolemia (dyslipidemia) is a condition that occurs due to deviations of plasma lipids from normal value. i.e increased total cholesterol (TC), increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), increased triglycerides (TG) and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, happening singly or in combinations.A cross-sectional study design was used; and multi stage sampling was applied for recruitment of the study participants. Data on Socio-demographic, life style behavior, blood pressure, anthropometric measurements, and fasting blood samples for lipid profiles and glucose level collected from participants. The data were entered and analyzed using SPSS 21 .Descriptive and logistic regression analysis were done to present figures
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