This means that on average 0 of 100 people with this
level of risk have a stroke in the next 10 years. Your
risk of stroke over your lifetime is influenced by your
risk factors and by how well these are controlled.
To see how your risk compares to the average risk in the ARIC
population among persons of your age and gender, click on the
heart-shaped button below.
Optimal levels of risk are associated with being a non-smoker,
having systolic blood pressure less than 120 mmHg and not
needing treatment for high blood pressure. You can find
useful information about healthy lifestyles, risk factors
for stroke and heart attack at: http://www.americanheart.org
This risk assessment tool is not intended as medical advice or to
suggest treatment. The ARIC study investigators recommend that you
consult with your physician or other healthcare professional for
For details see:
Chambless LE, Heiss G, Shahar E, Earp MJ, Toole J. Ischemic Stroke
Risk Prediction in The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)
Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2004 August; 106(3): 259-69.