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Table 1 Risk factor cut off points according to the Dutch GP guideline

From: Randomized controlled trial on cardiovascular risk management by practice nurses supported by self-monitoring in primary care

Risk factor Cut off point for recommendation as a treatment goal
Overweight BMI ≥25 kg/m2 or waist circumference >80 cm♀/>94 cm♂
Smoking ≥1 item/day
Physical inactivity <30 minutes moderately intensive physical activity on ≥5 days/week
Hypertension systolic blood pressure ≥140 mmHg and ≥1 additional risk factor*
Hypercholesterolemia LDL >2,5 mmol/l and ≥1 additional risk factor*
  1. * additional risk factors were a SCORE risk assessment ≥ 10%, positive family history for cardiovascular disease (<60 years in first degree relative), serum creatinine. >115-150♂/107-150♀ umol/l, waist circumference >88 cm♀/ >102 cm♂ and BMI > 30 kg/ m2.