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Natl J Community Med. 2017; 8(4): 193-197

Assessment of 10-Year Risk of Developing a Major Cardiovascular Event in Type-2 Diabetes Patients Attending a Hospital in Davangere, Karnataka

Radha Valaulikar, Balu PS, Rohit A Bhat.

Background: Diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to assess the 10-year risk of fatal or non-fatal major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction or stroke) in type-2 diabetes mellitus patients attending a tertiary care centre in Davangere-Karnataka.
Methods: A cross‑sectional study was conducted among diabetics coming to OPD of a tertiary level hospital in Davangere between September 2015-February 2016. 10‑year risk of developing a major (fatal or non-fatal) cardiovascular event was assessed using WHO‑ISH risk prediction charts.
Results: Of the 311 subjects, 181 (58.2%) were females. 139 (44.69%) had low risk ie.< 10%. 93 (29.9%) and 41 (13.81%) had 10-

Key words: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, WHO-ISH charts

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