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Scand J Prim Health Care. 2010 Dec;28(4):242-8. doi: 10.3109/02813432.2010.518407. Epub 2010 Sep 27.

Performance of the Framingham and SCORE cardiovascular risk prediction functions in a non-diabetic population of a Spanish health care centre: a validation study.

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  • 1Centro de Salud Universitario "La Paz", Badajoz, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyse the 10-year performance of the original Framingham coronary risk function and of the SCORE cardiovascular death risk function in a non-diabetic population of 40-65 years of age served by a Spanish healthcare centre. Also, to estimate the percentage of patients who are candidates for antihypertensive and lipid-lowering therapy.

DESIGN:

Longitudinal, observational study of a retrospective cohort followed up for 10 years.

SETTING:

Primary care health centre.

PATIENTS:

A total of 608 non-diabetic patients of 40-65 years of age (mean 52.8 years, 56.7% women), without evidence of cardiovascular disease were studied.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Coronary risk at 10 years from the time of their recruitment, using the tables based on the original Framingham function, and of their 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease using the SCORE tables.

RESULTS:

The actual incidence rates of coronary and fatal cardiovascular events were 7.9% and 1.5%, respectively. The original Framingham equation over-predicted risk by 64%, while SCORE function over-predicted risk by 40%, but the SCORE model performed better than the Framingham one for discrimination and calibration statistics. The original Framingham function classified 18.3% of the population as high risk and SCORE 9.2%. The proportions of patients who would be candidates for lipid-lowering therapy were 31.0% and 23.8% according to the original Framingham and SCORE functions, respectively, and 36.8% and 31.2% for antihypertensive therapy.

CONCLUSION:

The SCORE function showed better values than the original Framingham function for each of the discrimination and calibration statistics. The original Framingham function selected a greater percentage of candidates for antihypertensive and lipid-lowering therapy.

PMID:
20873973
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PMCID:
PMC3444797
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