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Comparison of the Framingham and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study cardiovascular risk equations in Australian patients with type 2 diabetes from the Fremantle Diabetes Study

Roland W McCallum, John R Burgess and Timothy M Greenaway
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (1): 47-48.
Published online: 6 July 2009

To the Editor: Davis and colleagues stated that the Framingham and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) cardiovascular risk equations are not suitable for predicting risk in an Australian population with type 2 diabetes.1 If confirmed, this would be extremely disappointing. However, before accepting this conclusion the following important considerations should be noted.

  • Roland W McCallum
  • John R Burgess
  • Timothy M Greenaway

  • Diabetes and Endocrine Services, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, TAS.


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