Table 3

Mean (SD) values of normally distributed parameters used in model

 Mean (SD)Reference
Relative risk of fatal coronary heart disease:
  Patient with angina2.4 (0.4)Shaper et al14
  Patient with previous myocardial infarction6.0 (0.8)Shaper et al14
  Patient in cholesterol fifth:
    11.0 (0.0)Martin et al13
    21.5 (0.15)
    31.8 (0.2)
    42.4 (0.2)
    53.8 (0.3)
Patient with pre-existing disease treated with statin0.58(0.06) Scandinavian SimvastatinSurvival Study Group1
Patient without pre-existing disease treated with statin0.67(0.08)Shepherd et al2