Table 1

Definitions for the different risk factors in the study

Risk factorDefinition
HypertensionSystolic BP ≥140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP ≥90 mm Hg during the visit and/or presence of anti-hypertensive drug treatment; considered known if the subject was aware of this condition
Diabetes mellitusFPG ≥126 mg/dL and/or PPPG ≥200 mg/dL at the time of investigation and/or presence of anti-diabetic drug treatment; considered known if the subject was aware of this condition
ObesityBMI ≥30 kg/m2
OverweightBMI ≥25 kg/m2
HypercholesterolaemiaTotal blood cholesterol ≥200 mg/dL
Decreased HDL cholesterol≤40 mg/dL
Adverse total cholesterol/HDL ratio (dyslipidemia)≥4.5
Age>45 years in men and >55 years in women
SexMale sex
Family history of CADPremature CAD in first degree relatives (<55 years in men and <65 years in women)
Risk factors for CADAge, sex, family history, diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension and obesity
  • BMI, body mass index; CAD, coronary artery disease; FPG, fasting plasma glucose; HDL, high density lipoprotein; PPPG, post-prandial plasma glucose.