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Table 2 The relative risks of death for those with existing CVD used by the model.

From: Description and validation of a Markov model of survival for individuals free of cardiovascular disease that uses Framingham risk factors

Disease state Relative risk Derivation
Previous MI. 6.0 Pharoah et al [10]
Existing CHD excluding MI. 2.4  
Previous stroke. 1.56 Estimated using the reciprocal of the life expectancy ratios calculated for stroke survivors in 1994 by Hannertz et al [25]
Other existing CVD. 2.0 2.0 used as no suitable reference was identified and this figure is approximately half way between 1.56 (stroke) and 2.4 (CHD).