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Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result categories, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAbsolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result
METeOR identifier:Help on this term585236
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018
Definition:Help on this termResult categories of a person's absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result categories

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1High (greater than 15% chance of a cardiovascular event in the next 5 years)
2Moderate (10-15% chance of a cardiovascular event in the next 5 years)
3Low (less than 10% chance of a cardiovascular event in the next 5 years)

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Only includes people who have not had a cardiovascular event.

Assessment of the absolute risk of a cardiovascular event over the next 5 years. The guidelines used in this assessment was developed by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA).

Based on evidence and clinical consensus, it has been suggested that calculation of absolute CVD risk is not necessary for certain population groups who are known to be at increased risk (NVDPA 2012). These groups are:  

  • persons with diabetes and >60 years old;
  • persons with diabetes with microalbuminuria (i.e. >20 mcg/min for all persons, or UACR >2.5 mg/mmol for males, >3.5 mg/mmol for females);
  • persons with moderate or severe chronic kidney disease (i.e. persistent proteinuria or eGFR < 45 mL/min/1.73m2);
  • persons with a previous diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia;
  • persons with a systolic blood pressure result of ≥180 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure result of ≥110 mmHg;
  • persons with serum total cholesterol >7.5 mmol/L; or
  • persons aged 75 and over.

People known to be in one of these groups should be classified as 'high risk'.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

NVPDA (National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance) 2012. Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. Melbourne: National Stroke Foundation. Viewed 31 July 2014,

<http://strokefoundation.com.au/site/media/AbsoluteCVD_GL_webready.pdf>.

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Has been superseded by Person—absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment result categories, code N Health, Standard 06/09/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI21a-Number of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI21a-Number of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21a-Number of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Indigenous primary health care: PI21b-Proportion of regular clients aged 35 to 74 years who have had an absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment with results within specified levels, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018
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