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Table 7 Shift in the WHO/ISH risk category after 1 year follow up among subjects enrolled for primary prevention of CVDs in a tertiary health care hospital in Chandigarh

From: Task shifting of cardiovascular risk assessment and communication by nurses for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in a tertiary health care setting of Northern India

S.No CVD risk category Baseline CVD risk at follow up Total
<10% 10–20% 20–30% 30–40% > 40%
1. Low risk (<10%) 202 (92.7) 13 (6) 2 (0.9) 1 (0.5) 0 218 (60.6)
2. Moderate Risk (10–20%) 28 (35) 49 (61.3) 3 (3.8) 0 0 80 (22.2)
3. High risk (20–30%) 16 (36.4) 20 (45.5) 6 (13.6) 1 (2.3) 1 (2.3) 44 (12.2)
4. Very high risk (30–40%) 5 (55.6) 2 (22.2) 1 (11.1) 1 (11.1) 0 9 (2.5)
5. Very high risk (>40%) 1 (11.1) 6 (66.7) 1 (11.1) 1 (11.1) 0 9 (2.5)
Total 252 (70) 90 (25) 13 (3.6) 4 (1.1) 1 (0.3) 360
  1. Mc Nemar <.01
  2. Majority of the subjects (92.7%) in the low risk category remained in the same risk category at 1 year follow up. Among subjects in the moderate risk category nearly two third (61.3%) remained in the same category, however approximately one third (35%) moved to the low risk category. In the high risk group 36.4% subjects shifted risk down two categories, from high to low and 45.5% subjects shifted one category from high to moderate. There were significantly higher proportion of participants in the low risk category and lower proportion in high risk category at 1 year follow up in comparison to baseline assessment.(Mc Nemar <.01)