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Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'
Date:9/22/2008

, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma AG. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Find more information at http://www.bayerhealthcare.com.

* Using respondent self reports on their personal health and a formula based in part on the Framingham Risk Calculator, a measurement tool that assesses an individual's risk profile using a series of factors, including age, gender, previous cardiovascular events, presence of risk factors such as high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes, and other contributors such as smoking and family history of heart disease.

** Using population numbers for men over 40 and women over 50 from the U.S. census bureau 2007 international database. http://www.census.gov

(i) Kahn R, Robertson RM, Smith R, Eddy D. The impact of prevention on reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2008. Published online before print 7 July 2008, doi: 10.1161.CIRCULATIONAHA.108.190186.

(ii) Kahn R, Robertson RM, Smith R, Eddy D. The impact of prevention on reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Care 2008;31:1-11.

(iii) National Commission on Prevention Priorities. Preventive Care: A National Profile on Use, Disparities, and Health Benefits. Partnership for Prevention, August 2007. Available at: http://www.prevent.org/content/view/129/72/


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