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Table 3 Criteria to include patients in the EURIKA study

From: Rationale and methods of the European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Daily Practice (EURIKA)

   1. Age 50 years or older
   2. Free of clinical cardiovascular disease
   3. At least one of the following cardiovascular risk factors (as assessed from the most recent data in the clinical record or anthropometry for obesity)
a) Dyslipidaemia    - LDL cholesterol ≥ 4.1 mmol/l (160 mg/dl), or
     - HDL cholesterol < 1.036 mmol/l (40 mg/dl) in men, and < 1.30 mmol/l (50 mg/dl) in women, or
     - Triglycerides ≥ 1.7 mmol/l (150 mg/dl), or
     - Under lipid-lowering medication
b) Hypertension    - Systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mm Hg, or
     - Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mm Hg, or
     - Under antihypertensive medication
c) Smoking    - Current or former smoker, with > 100 cigarettes smoked in lifetime
d) Diabetes mellitus    - Fasting plasma glucose ≥ 7.0 mmol/l (126 mg/dl), or
     - Under antidiabetic medication (insulin or oral medications)
e) Obesity    - Body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2, or
     - Waist circumference ≥ 102 cm in men and ≥ 88 cm in women