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Table 6 Mean CVD risk scores (SD) related to mental distress

From: Does present use of cardiovascular medication reflect elevated cardiovascular risk scores estimated ten years ago? A population based longitudinal observational study

Risk score Males Females)
  Anxiety Depression Anxiety Depression
  Yes
n = 186
No
n = 8618
Yes
n = 317
No
n = 8492
Yes
n = 293
No
n = 9908
Yes
n = 561
No
n = 9966
Framingham 12.1 (6.9) 9.9* (6.1) 11.1 (6.5) 9.9* (6.2) 5.1 (4.0) 3.7* (3.5) 4.5 (3.8) 3.7* (3.5)
SCORE 1.67 (1.16) 1.33* (1.87) 1.54 (1.12) 1.33* (1.88) 0.20 (0.16) 0.16* (0.15) 0.18 (0.17) 0.16* (0.15)
NORRISK 1.08 (0.69) 0.87* (0.61) 1.00 (0.65) 0.88* (0.61) 0.27 (0.20) 0.23* (0.18) 0.25 (0.19) 0.23* (0.18)
  1. *p < 0.01 (independent samples t-test) for difference in risk score by categories of self reported mental distress:
  2. Yes = substantially or very much bothered
  3. No = not or a little bothered