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Table 3 Estimated impact and cost of different high risk strategies to prevent CVD in the Seychelles based on data in 2004

From: Screening for cardiovascular disease risk and subsequent management in low and middle income countries: challenges and opportunities

Treatment strategy No. eligible to treat Number of CVD events averted Number needed to treat to avoid 1 CVD event Total cost of medications (in US$ millions) Cost of medications (US$) to avert 1 CVD event
BP ≥140/90 mmHg 44′899 127 354 1.84 14′534
Total cholesterol ≥6.2 mmol/l 28′317 39 727 1.24 31′831
High BP or high cholesterol 59′741 157 379 3.89 24′678
Risk ≥10% 10′837 137 79 1.03 7′499
Risk ≥20% 5′114 92 56 0.49 5′291
Risk ≥20%, BP ≥160/100, TC ≥8.0 20′653 147 140 1.96 13′307
Current situation 37′667 103 366 2.45 23′789
  1. Adapted from Bovet et al [41]