Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine 10-year risk for development of cardiovascular diseases using Framingham risk scoring as a tool for the estimation of coronary risk and renew the blood lipid levels.
Materials and methods: Samples from fasting 3169 healthy donors declaring as having no cardiovascular disease and diabetes (1800 women, mean age 46.8±9.2 years) and 1369 men, mean age 46.03±8.4 years) were tested and scored according to risk factors in both genders.
Results: When average values were considered, total cholesterol level was higher (204±42 mg/dL) according to reactive insert reference values. High total kolesterol and low HDL-C levels were seen in 20% and 19.5% of men and 32.6% and 1.1% of women, respectively. The number of participants having systolic blood pressure ≥130 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 mmHg were 775 (24.5%) and the distribution of those values was 10.6 % in men and 13.9% in women. The mean 10-year cardiovascular disease risks were 9.4 % in men and 4.6% in women among 3169 participants.
Conclusion: A 10-year risk of coronary disease, in Turkish males was 2-fold higher than in Turkish females. Use of Framingham study in clinical assessments maintains to be a valid method in preventive approaches for development of cardiovascular diseases.
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