Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Potential impact of single-risk-factor versus total risk management for the prevention of cardiovascular events in Seychelles

Roger Ndindjock, Jude Gedeon, Shanthi Mendis, Fred Paccaud & Pascal Bovet

Volume 89, Number 4, April 2011, 286-295

Table 5. Fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events averted in people aged 40–64 years through different cardiovascular (CV) risk management strategies, by sex and age, Seychelles, 2004

Management strategy and medication Events averteda
40–54 years
55–64 years
Men Women Men Women
Single-risk-factor
BP ≥ 140/90 mmHg 35 24 39 29
TSC ≥ 6.2 mmol/l 11 8 8 12
BP ≥ 140/90 mmHg or TSC ≥ 6.2 mmol/l 44 30 44 39
Total CV risk
CV risk ≥ 10% 26 13 52 45
CV risk ≥ 20% 20 6 36 29
CV risk ≥ 20% or BP ≥ 160/100 mmHg or TSC ≥ 8.0 mmol/l 37 23 46 42

BP, blood pressure; TSC, total serum cholesterol.

a Annually per 100 000 people aged 40–64 years.