Heart Disease Risk Assessment

Your Personal Risk Profile for Cardiovascular Disease
Self-Assessment Quiz

To complete our risk profile, enter the number that corresponds with the answer
you choose on the line provided.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • <40 = 040-44 = 145-49 = 250-54 = 455-59 = 6=/>60 = 8
  • *Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy should consider themselves premenopausal for the purpose of this quiz.
    Male = 2Postmenopausal female = 2*Premenopausal female = 0
  • I currently smoke = 2I stopped smoking 1-5 years ago = 1I stopped smoking more than 5 years ago = 0I am a nonsmoker = 0I live with a smoker = 1
  • BMI =< 25 = 0BMI 26-29 = 2BMI 30-31 = 4BMI => 32 = 6
  • No family history of heart disease = 0One first-degree relative with heart disease = 4Two first-degree relatives with heart disease = 6No knowledge of family history = 3
  • Yes = 6No = 0
  • *A coronary ear crease is a 45-degree crease that slants upward in the direction from your neck to your eyebrow.
    Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 2No = 0
  • Asian descent? Yes = 6Native American descent? Yes = 3Mexican-American descent? Yes = 3Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander descent? Yes = 3None of the above = 0
  • Daily = 23-4 times a week = 11 time a week/rarely/never = 0
  • 6 or 7 times a week for at least 2 years = -24 or 5 times a week for at least 2 years = -13 times a week for at least 2 years = 0Less than 3 times a week for at least 2 years = 1No routine exercise = 3
  • Yes = -1No = 0
  • Yes = -1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = -1No = 0
  • Yes = 2No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 1No = 0Don’t know = 0
  • Yes = -1No = 0Don’t know = 0
  • Yes = 2No = 0
  • Yes = 2No = 0
  • Yes – Chronically and not well-controlled = 4Yes – Chronically but well-controlled = 2Yes – But only occasionally noticed = 1No = 0
  • Yes = 0No = 2
  • Yes = 3No = 0Don’t know = 0
  • Yes = 3No = 0Don’t know = 0
  • Adapted from Before the Heart Attacks (2003) by Robert Superko, MD, FACC, FAHA, co-founder of the Berkeley Heartlab.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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