Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Article

Natl J Community Med. 2013; 4(3): 392-397

Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk by using Framingham Risk Equation amongst the Residents of Ahmedabad City

Sonal Parikh, Manish Patel, Hemant Tiwari, D V Bala, Bhavin Joshi.

"Introduction: Coronary heart disease (CHD) risk estimation tools are a simple means of identifying those at high risk in a community and hence a potentially cost-effective strategy for CHD prevention in resource-poor countries.
Aim: To estimate 10 years risk for hard CHD among the urban population by using Framingham Heart Study produced sex-specific coronary heart disease (CHD) prediction functions and to find out correlates of CHD risk in study population.
Methodology: Present community based descriptive study was carried out in 1133 residents of south zone of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Gujarat state (India), age 20 years or more without any previous history of CVD. Framingham Heart Study produced simple model with office based non laboratory predictors was used to assess for estimating 10 years risk of developing hard coronary heart disease .
Results: The median 10-year probability of CHD was 2.9% (5.6% for men and 1.8% for women). One third (33.4%) population above 30 years had CVD risk 20% or more. Males had significantly higher CVD risk as compared to females (20% of males & 4.5% of female had high CVD risk). Cardiovascular disease risk was also person with inadequate sleep & in executives. Conclusion- Higher risk in males & unskilled worker was mainly due to tobacco addiction while in executives it was mainly due to diabetes & obesity."

Key words: Community based, CVD risk score, Framingham

Share this Article

Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.