2018-01-02Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190441
Predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular mortality in the 40 to 69 year old general population without cardiovascular diseases in Germany
Busch, Markus A.
Fitzgerald, Anthony P.
Heuschmann, Peter U.
Aims: To estimate the 10-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the 40 to 69 year old general population in Germany stratified by sex and to analyze differences between socio-economic status (SES), region and community size in individuals without CVD. The analysis is based on the newly recalibrated SCORE Deutschland risk charts and considered other comorbidities for the classification of the high CVD risk group according to the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology. Methods and results: In 3,498 participants (40–69 years) from the German Health Examination Survey for Adults 2008–2011 (DEGS1) without a history of CVD (myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke) we estimated the proportion with a low (SCORE
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