Histograms of 10-year non-laboratory-based CVD death risk are plotted for the aggregate study population and the representative DHS (South Africa, 1998) populations by sex for adults ages 25–74 years (age-adjusted for WHO Segi ‘world’ reference population). The study population has a slightly higher risk profile compared to the DHS population in the middle ranges (10% to 30% to 40%), although the overall distributions of risk are mostly similar between these populations for both men and women. Histogram of non-laboratory-based risk (10-year risk of CVD death) for adults in the study sample and DHS 98 population. CVD, cardiovascular disease; DHS, Health and Demographic Survey; WHO, World Health Organization.
Gaziano et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:170 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-170