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Table 1. Accuracy of Different Measures of Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Test Area under ROC Curvea (±SD)
Framingham-based global risk assessment 0.85 (±0.02)
NCEP ATP IIb 0.74 (±0.03)
TC/HDL ratioc 0.72 (±0.04)
TC alone 0.68 (±0.03)

[a] ROC indicates receiver operating characteristic; data from Grover et al. (22)
[b] National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel II.
[c] TC indicates total cholesterol. HDL indicates high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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