Indian Journal of Medical Research

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 139  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 962-

Authors' response


KR Thankappan1, Bela Shah2, Prashant Mathur2, PS Sarma1, G Srinivas3, GK Mini1, Meena Daivadanam1, Biju Soman1, Ramachandran S Vasan4,  
1 Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Trivandrum 695 011, India
2 Division of Non-Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum 695 011, India
4 Boston University School of Medicine, Framingham, MA, USA

Correspondence Address:
K R Thankappan
Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Trivandrum 695 011
India




How to cite this article:
Thankappan K R, Shah B, Mathur P, Sarma P S, Srinivas G, Mini G K, Daivadanam M, Soman B, Vasan RS. Authors' response .Indian J Med Res 2014;139:962-962


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Thankappan K R, Shah B, Mathur P, Sarma P S, Srinivas G, Mini G K, Daivadanam M, Soman B, Vasan RS. Authors' response . Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];139:962-962
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Full Text

In our study we had calculated the prevalence of low HDL cholesterol based on the criteria <40 mg/dl for males and <40 mg/dl for females. However, in the methodology and in [Table 3] foot note it was stated that the criteria were <40 mg/dl for males and <50 mg/dl for females.

We re-analyzed the data for low HDL cholesterol values using the criteria <40 mg/dl for males and <50 mg/dl for females. The results are presented below

We checked the values for diabetes and were found to be same as published: 14.3 per cent among men and 17.8 per cent among women in the total population and 20.6 per cent in rural areas significantly different ( p <0.05) than the 14.8 per cent in urban areas.