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Table 1 Predictors of cardiovascular risk calculated according to the Framingham Risk Score including lipids or body mass index, the Prospective Cardiovascular Münster Study Score including lipids or body mass index, the German version of the European Society of Cardiology Score including total cholesterol or total cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein

From: Carotid intima–media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy volunteers

Predictors FRS PROCAM ESC
Lipid BMI Lipid BMI TC TC/HDL
Age, gender, smoking, systolic blood pressure X X X X X X
Diabetes X X X X   
Antihypertensives X X   X   
Family history    X X   
Cholesterol, triglycerides Total, HDL   LDL, HDL, Triglycerides   Total Total, HDL
Anthropometry   X   Height, weight   
Calculated 10-year risk Cardiovascular diseases Myocardial infarction Cardiovascular death including fatal stroke
  1. FRS Framingham Risk Score, PROCAM Prospective Cardiovascular Münster Study Score, ESC European Society of Cardiology Score, BMI body mass index, TC total cholesterol, HDL high-density lipoprotein