Table 3

The characteristics and CVD risk factor profiles of the study population 25 to 74 years old
Dataset Number Female Age (years) Current smokers Diabetes Blood pressure treatment Mean systolic blood pressure (mmHg) Mean HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) Mean Total cholesterol (mg/dl) BMI 10-year CVD death risk >20% Non-laba
DHS[22] 9,379 60.2% 44.5 43.7% 3.85%b 8.8% 123.9 n/a n/a 26.6 17.9%
Aggregate 14,772 61.0% 46.5 33.0% 6.0% 15.0% 133.9 50.8 206.5 26.9 19.9%
BRISK 644 55.4% 39.9 33.0% 4.0%b 9.0% 120.2 54.2 166.7 27.3 10.4%
CRIBSA 1,003 64.3% 43.7 27.0% 10.0%c 20.0% 126.3 45.3 170.7 30.1 20.6%
Mangaung 718 61.5% 46.6 35.0% 7.0%c 13.0% 141.9 52.6 195.1 27.3 23.1%
QwaQwa 782 68.6% 48.1 26.0% 6.0%c 12.0% 141.0 46.7 184.3 27.3 19.9%
AHA-FS urban 385 76.8% 44.5 22.0% 8.0%b 25.0% 135.8 46.6 162.3 27.7 12.1%
AHA-FS rural 512 70.1% 47.0 41.0% 10.0%b 51.0% 143.5 45.6 190.2 26.8 17.5%
PURE, Urban 903 58.9% 49.7 54.0% 2.0%b 10.0% 136.4 58.9 195.3 24.9 24.4%
PURE, Rural 933 65.2% 47.9 51.0% 1.0%b 6.0% 129.3 58.6 191.8 24.0 20.2%
KwaZulu-Natal 742 82.5% 49.0 15.0% 1.0%b 15.0% 128.1 48.0 160.7 26.1 14.9%
CRISIC 775 50.7% 44.0 55.0% 6.0%b 6.0% 134.1 57.5 230.8 26.2 13.6%
Mamre 695 57.3% 43.4 52.0% 6,0%c 47.0% 136.5 50.8 212.9 27.0 26.6%
KORIS 5,608 54.1% 47.0 27.0% 3.0%b 7.0% 135.1 49.6 230.2 26.6 15.4%
Phoenix 1,072 73.6% 47.6 25.0% 22.0%c 39.0% 131.8 50.0 214.7 28.4 14.0%

aAge standardized against WHO Segi (‘world’) reference population (gender weighted for South African population); bSelf report; cGTT. See Table 2 for references. HDL high density lipoprotein.

Gaziano et al.

Gaziano et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:170   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-170

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