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Validation and recalibration of the Framingham cardiovascular disease risk models in an Australian Indigenous cohort: Does the current Framingham risk calculator accurately estimate true CVD risk for Indigenous Australians?

Hua, Xinyang; McDermott, Robyn; Lung, Thomas; Wenitong, Mark; Tran-Duy, An; Li, Ming; Clarke, Philip; Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations


In this study, we validated both the 1991 and 2008 Framingham CVD models using a cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults drawn from remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland. Recalibration was also conducted to help generate more accurate CVD risk predictions for this population. Finally, we developed a CVD risk chart that could help improve the assessment and management of CVD in the Australian Indigenous population, particularly those in remote regions of Australia.

CollectionsANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (2003-2015)
Date published: 2017
Type: Report (Research)
Access Rights: Open Access


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CRE Theme 3 CVD Risk Equation Key Messages FINAL.pdfKey Messages129.13 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
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CRE Theme 3 CVD Risk Equation Full FINAL.pdfFinal Report691.81 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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