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Table 3 Risk factor ranking by priority health indexes (with risk factors ordered from top to lowest based on the composite priority index D)

From: A priority health index identifies the top six priority risk and related factors for non-communicable diseases in Brazilian cities

Risk factor Priority health index Aa Priority rank Priority health index Bb Priority rank Priority health index Cc Priority rank Composite Index Dd Priority rank
Has been diagnosed with hypertension 24 1 1039.002 1 19.41199 2 1.33 1
Physical Inactivity 31 3 980.0549 2 19.79463 1 2.00 2
Had no BP screening in last one year 24 1 951.235 3 18.95115 3 2.33 3
Has been diagnosed with high cholesterol 31 3 614.1151 5 18.20992 7 5.00 4
Current smoking 39 9 736.7486 4 18.67477 5 6.00 5
Abusive alcohol intake (binge drinking) 34 6 587.8737 6 18.54317 6 6.00 5
Overweight-Obesity 38 8 545.5287 8 18.85233 4 6.67 7
Eating < 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per week 37 7 480.3386 9 17.99008 8 8.00 8
Had no papanicolaou in last three years 39 9 557.361 7 17.62787 9 8.33 9
Has been diagnosed with diabetes 33 5 458.1501 10 17.01621 10 8.33 10
Had no mammography in last two years 45 11 267.5791 11 16.54336 11 11.00 11
Had no glucose screening in last two years 51 12 172.8065 12 14.38453 12 12.00 12
  1. aSum of the ranking values of the risk factor indicators.
  2. bProduct of re-scaled and standardized risk factor Indicators.
  3. cSum of re-scaled and standardized risk factor indicators.
  4. dComposite Index consisting of the average of the rankings of priority indexes a, b and c.