Table 1

Hazards for transition from health to cardiovascular disease for various definitions of the latter, and for each transition definition, the percentage of transitions accounted for by each component of the definition

Hazard/1000 person yearsTransitions accounted for by:
Definition*PravastatinPlaceboCDDCVDNFMSMIRVSCTHANGNFSTIA
12.63.9100
23.14.68317
39.915.124571
414.520.21645129
516.423.0144452613
617.824.31334123713
722.729.610232194825
824.731.592301747238
926.433.9922816472187
  • *See box for details of definitions.

  • CDD=death from coronary heart disease; CVD=death from cardiovascular cause (including stroke); NFM=non-fatal definite myocardial infarction; SMI=silent (unrecognised) myocardial infarction; RVS=revascularisation (coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty); CTH=cardiac catheterisation; ANG=admission for angina; NFS=non-fatal stroke; TIA=transient ischaemic attack.

  • Percentages do not always add up to 100% owing to rounding.