Journal article

Development and Use of Prediction Models for Classification of Cardiovascular Risk of Remote Indigenous Australians

A Tran-Duy, Robyn McDermott, Josh Knight, Xinyang Hua, Elizabeth LM Barr, Kerry Arabena, Andrew Palmer, Philip Clarke

Heart, Lung and Circulation | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for Indigenous Australians. There is widespread belief that current tools have deficiencies for assessing CVD risk in this high-risk population. We sought to develop a 5-year CVD risk score using a wide range of known risk factors to further improve CVD risk prediction in this population. Methods: We used clinical and demographic information on Indigenous people aged between 30 and 74 years without a history of CVD events who participated in the Well Person’s Health Check (WPHC), a community-based survey. Baseline assessments were conducted between 1998 and 2000, and data were linked to administrative hospitalisation and..

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Awarded by Australia National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study is supported by the Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (project number NHMRC/1107140). The sponsor has no role in study design; or collection, analysis and interpretation of data; or writing of the manuscript; or the decision to submit the article for publication.