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Table 4 Ranking of each calculator by the average relative risk increase for each risk factor

From: Variation among cardiovascular risk calculators in relative risk increases with identical risk factor increases

Risk calculators Age (50–70) Gender (female to male) Smoking (non-smoker to smoker) Systolic BP (120–160 mmHg) Total chol (4–7 mmol/L) HDL (1.3 to 0.8 mmol/L) Diabetes (non-diabetic to diabetic)
Non-diabetic patients
 Edinburgh (Framingham CVD) 5 2 9 11 1 4  
 Edinburgh (ASSIGN) 12 1 2 5 4 1
 Primary CVD risk calculator 2 5 6 8 7 10
 Framingham Heart Study (CVD) 6 11 8 13 11 3
 QRISK2-2011 14 4 4 2 2 5
 Progetto CUORE 13 14 11 12 8 2
 JBS Assessor 4 3 7 4 5 7
 Edinburgh (BNF) 3 6 5 9 9 9
 Reynolds Risk Score 15 13 10 16 13 11
 NZ know your numbers 8 7 13 15 3 6
 Australian absolute CVD risk 7 8 12 14 6 8
 UKPDS 9 10 1 1 10 14
 iPhone ATP III lipid management 11 16 15 10 15 13
 Edinburgh (Framingham CHD) 1 9 3 6 12 15
 PROCAM (Health Check) 16 12 16 3 16 16
 National Cholesterol Education Program 10 15 14 7 14 12
Diabetic patients
 Edinburgh (Framingham CVD) 3 2 5 7 2 4 5
 Edinburgh (ASSIGN) 7 4 2 4 4 1 9
 Primary CVD risk calculator 4 1 6 8 5 7 4
 Framingham Heart Study (CVD) 5 7 8 10 7 5 6
 QRISK2-2011 8 6 7 2 3 6 7
 Progetto CUORE 9 10 9 9 6 3 1
 NZ know your numbers 2 3 4 6 1 2 10
 UKPDS 6 8 1 1 9 9 2
 Edinburgh (Framingham CHD) 1 5 3 5 8 8 3
 PROCAM (Health Check) 10 9 10 3 10 10 8