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The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women

How to Estimate Your Risk

Use these risk tables to find your chances of having a heart attack in the next 10 years, given as a percentage. (See Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease for more information.)

  Points   Points
Age 20-34 -7 Age 55-59  8
Age 35-39 -3 Age 60-64 10
Age 40-34  0 Age 65-59 12
Age 45-49  3 Age 70-74 14
Age 50-54  6 Age 75-79 16
Total Cholesterol Points
Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
<160 0 0 0 0 0
160-199 4 3 2 1 1
200-239 8 6 4 2 1
240-279 11 8 5 3 2
≥280 13 10 7 4 2
  Points
Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
Nonsmoker 0 0 0 0 0
Smoker 9 7 4 2 1
HDL (mg/dL) Points HDL (mg/dL) Points
60 -1 40-49 1
50-50  0 <40 2
Systolic BP (mmHg) Points Systolic BP (mmHg) Points
If Untreated If Treated If Untreated If Treated
<120 0 0 140-159 3 5
120-129 1 3 ≥160 4 6
130-139 2 4      
Point Total 10-Year Risk % Point Total 10-Year Risk % Point Total 10-Year Risk %
<9 <1 14 2 20 11
 9  1 15 3 21 14
10  1 16 4 22 17
11  1 17 5 23 22
12  1 18 6 24 27
13  2 19 8 25 30

(Framingham Heart Study Point Scores)

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Last Updated: February 29, 2012

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