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Table 4 Description of the six cases and the percentage of doctors who decided to prescribe for each case.

From: The role of guidelines and the patient's life-style in GPs' management of hypercholesterolaemia

Case Cholesterol value (mmol/L) Additional risk factors Recommended management Estimated risk in percentage by chart Percentage of doctors who decided to prescribe
AR
(male, 56)
5.9 CHD, Overweight Yes (CHD) * 85
GM
(female, 53)
5.9 Diabetes, slight Family History Yes (diabetes) 10–20 (moderate) 50
TW
(male, 67)
6.0 Hypertension, Smoking Yes (risk above 20%) 20–40 % 35
IS
(female, 67)
7.3 Hypertension, slight Family History No (risk below 20%) 10–20 (moderate) 60
PU
(female, 41)
7.2 Strong Family History No (risk below 20%) ** 10–20** 70
SH
(female, 51)
6.5 No additional risk factors No (risk below 20%) 5–10 (mild) 0
  1. * Risk estimation is not considered relevant in the presence of CHD ** Family history or Familial hypercholesterolaemia are not directly included in the charts