Table 5

Characteristics of people at high CVD risk who attended an NHS Health Check 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2013 recorded at or prior to the date of the NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check risk ≥20%
N (%)
Total patients all CVD risks214 295
Total with CVD risk ≥20%27 624
Females5992 (21.7)
Males21 632 (78.3)
Age band (years)
 40–49778 (2.8)
 50–594475 (16.2)
 60–7422 371 (81.0)
Townsend quintile
 1 (most affluent)5135 (18.6)
 25356 (19.4)
 35301 (19.2)
 45284 (19.1)
 5 (most deprived)6539 (23.7)
Ethnicity
 Ethnicity recorded26 392 (95.5)
 White25 037 (90.6)
 Indian376 (1.4)
 Pakistani264 (1.0)
 Bangladeshi276 (1.0)
 Other Asian135 (0.5)
 Caribbean89 (0.3)
 Black African27 (0.1)
 Chinese17 (0.1)
 Other171 (0.6)
 Not recorded1232 (4.5)
 Smoking status recorded27 611 (100.0)
 Non-smoker10 517 (38.1)
 Ex-smoker9351 (33.9)
 Light smoker (1–9/day)4024 (14.6)
 Moderate smoker (10–19/day)2199 (8.0)
 Heavy smoker (20+/day)1520 (5.5)
Alcohol intake prior to or at NHS Health Check
 Alcohol status recorded26 765 (96.9)
 Non-drinker6897 (25.0)
 Trivial <1 units/day7919 (28.7)
 Light 1–2 units/day4684 (17.0)
 Moderate 3–6 units/day6322 (22.9)
 Heavy 7–9 units/day601 (2.2)
 Very heavy >9 units/day304 (1.1)
 Drinker: amount not recorded38 (0.1)
Risk factor recording prior to or at NHS Health Check
 Body mass index recorded27 243 (98.6)
 Systolic blood pressure recorded27 600 (99.9)
 Cholesterol recorded26 241 (95.0)
 Positive family history of premature CHD9503 (34.4)
 Mean body mass index (SD)27.6 (4.2)
  • CHD, coronary heart disease; CVD, cardiovascular disease; NHS, National Health Service.