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Table 2 Risk factors of participants according to ATPIII

From: Physicians’ behavior following changes in LDL cholesterol target goals

  Total Low risk Moderate risk High risk
Number of individuals 433,662 277,234 58,214 98,214
Male (> = age 45 years) 140,965 (32.5%) 50,264 (18.1%) 29,185 (50.1%) 61,516 (62.6%)
Female (> = age 55 years) 127,264 (29.3%) 76,815 (27.7%) 26,721 (45.9%) 23,728 (24.2%)
Current smoking 76,621 42,933 8,710 24,978
Low HDL cholesterol 56,290 15,650 10,614 30,026
Hypertension 125,128 22,410 45,631 57,087
Ischemic heart disease 59,931 0 0 59,931
State after cerebrovascular accident 21,864 0 0 21,864
Peripheral vascular disease 10,436 0 0 10,436
High HDL cholesterola 80,789 69,236 1,181 10,372
  1. aHigh HDL cholesterol – is a protective factor (in patients with high HDL cholesterol the score of risk factors is subtracted by one).