Framingham calculation of 10 year risk of Coronary Disease*


If you don't have Type 2 Diabetes or clinical evidence of Cardiovascular Disease, you may calculate your risk for Heart Disease with the table below.

Step 1: AGE

Risk Points

YEARS

MEN

WOMEN

30-34

-1

-9

35-39

0

-4

40-44

1

0

45-49

2

3

50-54

3

6

55-59

4

7

60-64

5

8

65-69

6

8

70-74

7

8

Step 2: Total
CHOLESTEROL

Risk Points

mmol/L

MEN

WOMEN

<4.14

-3

-2

4.15-5.17

0

0

5.18-6.21

1

1

6.22-7.24

2

2

>7.24

3

3

Step 3: HDL-C

Risk Points

mmol/L

MEN

WOMEN

<0.90

2

5

0.91-1.16

1

2

1.17-1.29

0

1

1.3-1.55

0

0

>1.55

-2

-3

Step 4: Systolic
Blood Pressure

Risk Points

 

MEN

WOMEN

<120

0

-3

120-129

0

0

130-139

1

1

140-160

2

2

>160

3

3

Step 5: SMOKER

Risk Points

 

MEN

WOMEN

No

0

0

Yes

2

2

Step 6: SUM

Points:

(Steps 1-5)

MEN

WOMEN

Age

 

 

Cholesterol

 

 

HDL-C

 

 

Blood Pressure

 

 

Smoker

 

 

Total Points

 

 

Step 7:
Calculate Risk*

10 Year Risk

Total Risk
Points

MEN

WOMEN

1

3%

2%

2

4%

3%

3

5%

3%

4

7%

4%

5

8%

4%

6

10%

5%

7

13%

6%

8

16%

7%

9

20%

8%

10

25%

10%

11

31%

11%

12

37%

13%

13

45%

15%

14

>53%

18%

15

 

20%

16

 

24%

17

 

>27%

Step 8: Compare CHD Risk

 

MEN

Age

Average

Low

30-34

3%

2%

35-39

5%

3%

40-44

7%

4%

45-49

11%

4%

50-54

14%

6%

55-59

16%

7%

60-64

21%

9%

65-69

25%

11%

70-74

30%

14%

 

WOMEN

Age

Average

Low

30-34

<1%

<1%

35-39

<1%

<1%

40-44

2%

2%

45-49

5%

3%

50-54

8%

5%

55-59

12%

7%

60-64

12%

8%

65-69

13%

8%

70-74

14%

8%


* Please Note: The Framingham tables underestimate CHD risk if LCL-C is greater than 6.0 mmol/L.
Risk of CHD outcomes include angina pectoris, unstable angina, non-fatal MI and coronary death over subsequent 10 years for a Framingham Study participant with that specific risk score.