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Table 3 Frequency of Risk Factors in HTG Patients at Initial Clinic Visit

From: Incidence of pancreatitis, secondary causes, and treatment of patients referred to a specialty lipid clinic with severe hypertriglyceridemia: a retrospective cohort study

   n/N %
High fat/sugar diet:   75/95 79
Physical Exercise: >5/wk 13/85 15.3
  3-5/wk 15/85 17.6
  < 3/wk 15/85 17.6
  none 42/85 49.4
Alcohol Consumption: >14 drinks/wk 11/95 11.6
  7-14 drinks/wk 8/95 8.4
  1-7 drinks/wk 33/95 34.7
  none 43/95 45.3
Diagnosed Hypothyroidism:   15/95 17.1
  with TSH>5 5/15 33.3
Currently Smoking:   24/95 25.3
Medications: B-blocker 16/95 16.9
  Estrogen 6/95 6.4
  Anti-retrovirals 4/95 4.3
  Thiazide diuretic 3/95 3.2
Personal History: Premature CAD 12/95 12.6
  PVD 5/95 5.3
Family History: Premature CVD 47/95 49.5
  Dyslipidemia 15/95 15.8
  1. CAD = Coronary Artery Disease; PVD = Peripheral Vascular Disease;
  2. CVD = Cardiovascular Disease; TSH = Thyroid Stimulating Hormone