Percentages of adults ages 25–74 years from the aggregate study population and the representative DHS (South Africa, 1998) populations that are greater than specified non-laboratory-based 10-year CVD death risk thresholds are plotted by sex (age-adjusted for WHO Segi ‘world’ reference population). For men, the study population has a slightly higher risk profile compared to the DHS population in the lower-to-middle risk thresholds (>20% to >30%), although the overall distributions of risk are mostly similar between these populations for both men and women. Percent of adults in the study sample, and DHS 98 population, above selected non-laboratory-based thresholds (10-year CVD death risk). 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