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Table 5 Spearman rank correlation between cardiovascular risk scores and carotid intima–media thickness (P < 0.001 for each correlation)

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

Risk scores Total Men Women
n = 213 n = 106 n = 107
FRS-Lipids 0.513 0.564 0.444
FRS-BMI 0.530 0.589 0.466
PROCAM-Lipids 0.464 0.509 0.437
PROCAM-BMI 0.479 0.543 0.447
ESC-TC/HDL 0.527 0.547 0.462
ESC-TC 0.507 0.561 0.410
  1. FRS Framingham Risk Score, PROCAM Prospective Cardiovascular Münster Study Score, ESC European Society of Cardiology Score, BMI body mass index, TC total cholesterol