Estimating the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in the Norwegian HUNT 2 population according to the 2003 European guidelines: modelling study.

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Title:
Estimating the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in the Norwegian HUNT 2 population according to the 2003 European guidelines: modelling study.
Authors:
Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann A; Hetlevik, Irene; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Romundstad, Solfrid; Holmen, Jostein
Citation:
BMJ. 2005, 331(7516):551
Issue Date:
10-Sep-2005
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in a well defined Norwegian population according to European guidelines and the systematic coronary risk evaluation system. DESIGN: Modelling study. SETTING: Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7 (HUNT 2), Norway. PARTICIPANTS: 5548 participants of the Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7, aged 40, 50, 55, 60, and 65. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Distribution of risk categories for cardiovascular disease, with emphasis on the high risk group. MAIN RESULTS: At age 40, 22.5% (95% confidence interval 19.3% to 25.7%) of women and 85.9% (83.2% to 88.6%) of men were at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Corresponding numbers at age 50 were 39.5% (35.9% to 43.1%) and 88.7% (86.3% to 91.0%) and at age 65 were 84.0% (80.6% to 87.4%) and 91.6% (88.6% to 94.1%). At age 40, one out of 10 women and no men would be classified at low risk for cardiovascular disease. CONCLUSION: Implementation of the 2003 European guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice would classify most adult Norwegians at high risk for fatal cardiovascular disease.
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dc.contributor.authorGetz, Linn-
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Johann A-
dc.contributor.authorHetlevik, Irene-
dc.contributor.authorKirkengen, Anna Luise-
dc.contributor.authorRomundstad, Solfrid-
dc.contributor.authorHolmen, Jostein-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-19T15:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-19T15:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2005-09-10-
dc.date.submitted2009-05-19-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ. 2005, 331(7516):551en
dc.identifier.issn1468-5833-
dc.identifier.pmid16103030-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmj.38555.648623.8F-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/68594-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To estimate the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in a well defined Norwegian population according to European guidelines and the systematic coronary risk evaluation system. DESIGN: Modelling study. SETTING: Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7 (HUNT 2), Norway. PARTICIPANTS: 5548 participants of the Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7, aged 40, 50, 55, 60, and 65. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Distribution of risk categories for cardiovascular disease, with emphasis on the high risk group. MAIN RESULTS: At age 40, 22.5% (95% confidence interval 19.3% to 25.7%) of women and 85.9% (83.2% to 88.6%) of men were at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Corresponding numbers at age 50 were 39.5% (35.9% to 43.1%) and 88.7% (86.3% to 91.0%) and at age 65 were 84.0% (80.6% to 87.4%) and 91.6% (88.6% to 94.1%). At age 40, one out of 10 women and no men would be classified at low risk for cardiovascular disease. CONCLUSION: Implementation of the 2003 European guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in clinical practice would classify most adult Norwegians at high risk for fatal cardiovascular disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Medical Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/331/7516/551en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshNorwayen
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen
dc.titleEstimating the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in the Norwegian HUNT 2 population according to the 2003 European guidelines: modelling study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOffice of Human Resources, Landspitali University Hospital, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland. linngetz@med.isen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)en
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