Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Absolute CVD risk assessment recorded indicator|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether a person has had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk (CVD) assessment recorded, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded indicator|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
A person has had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded.
CODE 2 No
A person has not had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment recorded.
An absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment is the numerical probability of an event occurring within a specified period, expressed as a percentage (e.g. 5-year absolute risk of 15% means there is a 15% probability that the individual will experience a cardiovascular event within 5 years). It reflects a person's overall risk of CVD, as opposed to the traditional method that considers various risk factors, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, in isolation.
An assessment of CVD risk based on multiple risk factors is more accurate than an assessment of individual risk factors due to the cumulative effect of risk factors that may be additive or synergistic. Given that an absolute risk assessment provides a more accurate assessment of risk than individual risk factors, it is reasonable to expect that basing management decisions on this assessment will improve outcomes.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance, 2009. Guidelines for the assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance. Viewed 21 January 2013,
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Has been superseded by Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result recorded indicator, yes/no code N
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