Framingham risk score for predicting cardiovascular disease in older adults in Hong Kong
JYY Leung1, SL Lin1, RSY Lee2, TH Lam1, CM Schooling1,3
1 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2 Elderly Health Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong
3 School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, USA
1. The Framingham risk score, a widely used cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction tool, overestimated the risk in a large cohort of older Chinese adults in Hong Kong despite recalibration. It should be used with caution for this population.
2. Our study was limited by the lack of comprehensive laboratory predictors and CVD incidence data. New risk prediction models should be developed for specific settings with CVD incidence data.