Estimate Risk for Coronary Heart Disease



Estimate of 10-Year Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

Framingham Point Scores

Follow the Steps to Calculate Your Heart Disease Risk, then use these tables for scoring.

The tables below are based on data from the landmark Framingham Heart Study, a long-term study of the people in Framingham, MA, and their offspring. It gives you a risk score, or chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. Use the risk score to find your category of risk and your goal LDL level. A risk score of 20% means that 20 of 100 people in that risk category will have a heart attack within 10 years.

Estimate of 10-Year Risk for Men

Framingham Point Scores by Age Group

Age Points
20-34 -9
35-39 -4
40-44 0
45-49 3
50-54 6
55-59 8
60-64 10
65-69 11
70-74 12
75-79 13

Framingham Point Scores by Age Group and Total Cholesterol

Total Cholesterol Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
<160 0 0 0 0 0
160-199 4 3 2 1 0
200-239 7 5 3 1 0
240-279 9 6 4 2 1
280+ 11 8 5 3 1

Framingham Point Scores by Age and Smoking Status

Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
Nonsmoker 0 0 0 0 0
Smoker 8 5 3 1 1

Framingham Point Scores by HDL Level

HDL Points
60+ -1
50-59 0
40-49 1
<40 2

Framingham Point Scores by Systolic Blood Pressure and Treatment Status

Systolic BP If Untreated If Treated
<120 0 0
120-129 0 1
130-139 1 2
140-159 1 2
160+ 2 3

10-Year Risk by Total Framingham Point Scores

Point Total 10-Year Risk
< 0 < 1%
0 1%
1 1%
2 1%
3 1%
4 1%
5 2%
6 2%
7 3%
8 4%
9 5%
10 6%
11 8%
12 10%
13 12%
14 16%
15 20%
16 25%
17 or more greater than or equal to 3

Estimate of 10-Year Risk for Women

Framingham Point Scores by Age Group

Age Points
20-34 -7
35-39 -3
40-44 0
45-49 3
50-54 6
55-59 8
60-64 10
65-69 12
70-74 14
75-79 16

Framingham Point Scores by Age Group and Total Cholesterol

Total Cholesterol Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
<160 0 0 0 0 0
160-199 4 3 2 1 1
200-239 8 6 4 2 1
240-279 11 8 5 3 2
280+ 13 10 7 4 2

Framingham Point Scores by Age and Smoking Status

Age 20-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60-69 Age 70-79
Nonsmoker 0 0 0 0 0
Smoker 9 7 4 2

Framingham Point Scores by HDL Level

HDL Points
60+ -1
50-59 0
40-49 1
<40

Framingham Point Scores by Systolic Blood Pressure and Treatment Status

Systolic BP If Untreated If Treated
<120 0 0
120-129 1 3
130-139 2 4
140-159 3 5
160+ 4 6

10-Year Risk by Total Framingham Point Scores

Point Total 10-Year Risk
< 9 < 1%
9 1%
10 1%
11 1%
12 1%
13 2%
14 2%
15 3%
16 4%
17 5%
18 6%
19 8%
20 11%
21 14%
22 17%
23 22%
24 27%
25 or more greater than or equal to 30%
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