Framingham risk function overestimates risk of coronary heart disease in men and women from Germany--results from the MONICA Augsburg and the PROCAM cohorts.

@article{Hense2003FraminghamRF,
  title={Framingham risk function overestimates risk of coronary heart disease in men and women from Germany--results from the MONICA Augsburg and the PROCAM cohorts.},
  author={Hans Werner Hense and Helmut Schulte and H. L{\"o}wel and G. A\ssmann and Ulrich Keil},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={937-45}
}
BACKGROUND The prediction of the absolute risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) is commonly based on risk prediction equations that originate from the Framingham Heart Study. However, differences in population risk levels compromise the external validity of these risk functions. SETTING AND STUDY POPULATION Participants aged 35-64 years from the MONICA Augsburg (2861 men and 2925 women) and the PROCAM (5527 men and 3155 women) cohorts were followed-up with regard to incident non-fatal… CONTINUE READING
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