Framingham Risk Score

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Clinical Use

Estimate 10-year risk of hard coronary heart disease (HCHD) in individuals 30-79 years of age and free of CHD, intermittent claudication and diabetes

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Framingham Risk Score for Hard Coronary Heart Disease derived from a prospective, single-center study in the setting of a community-based cohort. The patients were 30 to 74 years old at baseline with 12 years of follow-up. The following predictors were identified and used in the equations.

  • Age
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL
  • SBP
  • Treatment for hypertension
  • Smoking status

Visit Framingham Heart Study website for more information about the Hard Coronary Heart Disease (10-year risk)


Scoring information available in Appendix of this document


1. Wilson PW, et. al. Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Using Risk Factor Categories. Circulation 1998. 97(18): 1837-1847. Full Text


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Developer: Sirikarn Napan, MD, FACC