Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 609–618 | Cite as

Determinants of changes in lipid levels in a prophylactic programme

  • Irena Maniecka-BryłaEmail author
  • Aleksandra Maciak-Andrzejewska
  • Marek Bryła
Research Article



The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the levels of certain lipids in a group of participants in the Prophylaxis and Early Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases Programme and also to determine factors contributing to positive changes in the variables.

Materials and methods

The study was conducted in Zgierz, a town in central Poland. 458 people, former participants of the Prophylaxis and Early Detection of Cardiovascular Diseases Programme, were included in the study. The study tool was a questionnaire. The authors made laboratory tests to determine the lipid profile and serum glucose. They also took arterial pressure twice and made anthropometric measurements. The authors used single-factor logistic regression to evaluate the obtained results. They adopted statistical significance level of p<0.05. The data were presented as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs).


A positive change in TC levels was observed in 64% of the respondents, LDL cholesterol level in 47.8% and HDL cholesterol level in 60.7%. In 46.5% of the respondents, a decrease in the level of triglycerides was observed.


There is a need to initiate prophylactic activities, especially among males, people who are less educated and also among older people.


Prophylaxis programmes on cardiovascular diseases Lipid balance Poland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Maniecka-Bryła
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleksandra Maciak-Andrzejewska
    • 1
  • Marek Bryła
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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