Framingham score in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in diabetics


  • Mariana Costa Larré
  • Elayne Conceição de Souza Almeida



Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Diseases, Diagnosis of Health Situation.


One aimed to identify cardiovascular risk of diabetics registered by a family health team. Cross-sectional study, conducted in the city of Aracaju, in October and November 2012. Framingham score was used in 80 diabetics of both genders. The participants were between 30 to 74 years old, and the majority (70%) were women. By Framingham score, there was a higher proportion (45.8%) of high risk among men and 41.1% of women were at medium risk of triggering cardiovascular disease. No statistically significant differences were observed between genders and the levels of LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol.  However, average cardiovascular risk among women and high risk among men was present, which points to the possibility of triggering cardiovascular changes among people with diabetes attended in Primary Health Care. Adopting health promotion strategies which allow for increased cardiovascular risk control in the assisted population is recommended.




How to Cite

Larré, M. C., & Almeida, E. C. de S. (2014). Framingham score in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in diabetics. Rev Rene, 15(6).



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