Who exceeds ATP-III risk thresholds? Systematic examination of the effect of varying age and risk factor levels in the ATP-III risk assessment tool.

@article{CavanaughHussey2008WhoEA,
  title={Who exceeds ATP-III risk thresholds? Systematic examination of the effect of varying age and risk factor levels in the ATP-III risk assessment tool.},
  author={Margaret W Cavanaugh-Hussey and Jarett D. Berry and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={619-23}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the levels of risk factors required to exceed threshold values of intermediate (> or = 10%) or high (> 20%) predicted 10-year risk for coronary heart disease using the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP-III) Risk Assessment Tool. METHODS Continuous risk factor values were entered into the risk assessment tool to examine levels of predicted 10-year risk. Both individual risk factors and the joint effects of varying multiple risk factors were systematically examined… CONTINUE READING

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