Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

QRISK2 <20%*QRISK2=20%–39%*
Women (%)Men (%)Women (%)Men (%)
Cohort size59 08248 8363142011
Person-years of follow-up
(median)
1 002 627
(17.0)
789 677
(16.2)
4291
(13.7)
28 900
(14.4)
Deaths during follow-up10 152 (17%)10 743 (22%)152 (48%)814 (40%)
Transferred during follow-up15 410 (26%)13 401 (27%)70 (22%)422 (21%)
Birth cohort1930–3523 139 (39%)18 224 (37%)92 (29%)594 (30%)
1936–4035 943 (61%)30 612 (63%)222 (71%)1417 (70%)
DeprivationFirst quintile15 481 (26%)13 681 (28%)12 (4%)315 (16%)
Second quintile13 652 (23%)11 376 (23%)22 (7%)342 (17%)
Third quintile12 149 (21%)9775 (20%)37 (12%)388 (19%)
Fourth quintile10 310 (17%)8007 (16%)80 (25%)442 (22%)
Fifth quintile
(most deprived)
7492 (13%)5996 (12%)162 (52%)525 (26%)
CKDNo59 073 (100%)48 835 (100%)312 (99%)2004 (100%)
Diagnosed9 (0%)1 (0%)2 (1%)7 (0%)
DiabetesNo57 952 (98%)47 973 (98%)67 (21%)1085 (54%)
Diagnosed1130 (2%)863 (2%)247 (79%)926 (46%)
HypertensionNo44 411 (75%)38 829 (80%)54 (17%)406 (20%)
Diagnosed
and treated
6443 (11%)3200 (7%)204 (65%)1128 (56%)
Diagnosed
and not treated
8229 (14%)6807 (14%)55 (18%)477 (24%)
SBPMean (SD) in mm Hg135.3 (17.33)133.71 (16.61)159.42 (20.11)153.49 (17.72)
AspirinNo58 490 (99%)48 369 (99%)293 (93%)1918 (95%)
Prescribed592 (1%)467 (1%)21 (7%)93 (5%)
HCLNo55 966 (95%)46 127 (94%)243 (78%)1638 (81%)
Diagnosed3117 (5%)2709 (6%)71 (22%)373 (19%)
BMIHealthy weight23 281 (39%)18 205 (37%)50 (16%)527 (26%)
Overweight22 739 (38%)21 520 (44%)98 (31%)834 (41%)
Obese13 063 (22%)9111 (19%)167 (53%)651 (32%)
AlcoholNon-current30 922 (52%)17 306 (35%)136 (43%)429 (21%)
Current28 160 (48%)31 530 (65%)178 (57%)1582 (79%)
SmokingNon47 000 (80%)34 717 (71%)63 (20%)412 (20%)
Ex3984 (7%)5644 (12%)45 (14%)231 (11%)
Current8098 (14%)8476 (17%)206 (66%)1369 (68%)
  • *Mean across ten imputed datasets.

  • BMI, body mass index; CKD, chronic kidney disease; HCL, hypercholesterolaemia; SBP, systolic blood pressure.