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Table 3 Coverage and detection of high cardiovascular risk populations for various screening strategies

From: Identification of effective screening strategies for cardiovascular disease prevention in a developing country: using cardiovascular risk-estimation and risk-reduction tools for policy recommendations

  Targeted screening Universal
  ≥ age 50 ≥ age 45 ≥ age 40 ≥ age 35 screening
Overall      
Coverage of population 46.72 58.06 70.13 84.47 100.00
Coverage of high risk population 94.39 98.71 99.82 100.00 100.00
% of high risk individuals - among those screened 53.97 45.42 38.02 31.62 26.71
NNS to detect 1 high risk individual (no.) 1.85 2.20 2.63 3.16 3.74
Males      
Coverage of population 44.36 56.32 68.82 83.95 100.00
Coverage of high risk population 92.60 98.22 99.75 100.00 100.00
% of high risk individuals - among those screened 72.41 60.50 50.28 41.32 34.69
NNS to detect 1 high risk individual (no.) 1.38 1.65 1.99 2.42 2.88
Females      
Coverage of population 49.03 59.76 71.41 84.98 100.00
Coverage of high risk population 97.61 99.58 99.99 100.00 100.00
% of high risk individuals - among those screened 37.59 31.47 26.43 22.22 18.88
NNS to detect 1 high risk individual (no.) 2.66 3.18 3.78 4.50 5.30
  1. All data are in percentage (%) unless otherwise stated.
  2. NNS numbers needed to screen.