Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an emerging problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many current guidelines recommend using global risk assessment (GRA) to quantify the risk for developing CVD and to guide treatment and policy. Most GRA tools require lipid measures which are not readily available in resource-constrained settings. Of the 3 most published non-laboratory based tools: Gaziano and Framingham substitute BMI for cholesterol; WHO does not include BMI or cholesterol.
Kariuki, Jacob; Stuart-Shor, Eileen M.; Zhang, Libin; Volkova, Annya; Halliday, Jaime; Sayer, Shannon; DeMita, Jessica; Golden, Darren; Muchira, James; Kimani, Samuel; and Maina, Faith, "Global risk assessment of cardiovascular disease in resource constrained settings" (2013). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 151.