Introduction: Framingham 10 years risk estimation tools are potentially a cost-effective strategy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in developing countries. The current investigation was designed to predict CVD risk in healthy and asymptomatic Gujarati Asian Indians.
Methods: It was observational study of 2483 individuals of Gujarat state having no past or present history of major illness including CVD. The study cohort was stratified into three groups of low-, intermediate- and high risk of CVD according to the Framingham 10 years risk calculator and the contributing factors for higher CVD risk were studied.
Results : Out of 2483 individuals, (65.4%) had low risk of CVD event followed by 21.95% having intermediate and 12.65% showing high risk. The low level of HDL-C (85.03%), hypertension (63.69%) and elevated TC (60.83%) and LDL-C (60.83%) were found to be the main contributors for CVD risk. In high risk males the levels of TC (58.45%) and LDL-C (58.1%) were significantly elevated (p
Gujarati Asians Indians, dyslipidemia, Framingham risk score, hypertension