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Table 1 Covariates and risk factors in POHEM heart disease model

From: The Population Health Model (POHEM): an overview of rationale, methods and applications

CVD risk factors (# categories) Data sources POHEM Covariates (# categories)- Notes: SES = socioeconomic status, HS = health status, HUI = health utilities index, BMI = body mass index, CHHS = Canadian Heart Health Study, NPHS = National Population Health Survey, CHS = Canadian Health Study, CHHS = Canadian Community Health Survey, HDL = high density lipoprotein
Demographics SES Chronic disease profile Biophysical measures HS Health behaviours
Initial data source 5 years age groups (16) Sex (2) Region (5) Ethnicity (2) Immigrant (2) Income (4) Education (4) Diabetes (2) Heart disease (2) Arthritis (2) Osteoarthritis (2) Blood pressure (5) Total cholesterol and HDL (5) HUI (continuous) BMI/previous BMI (4) Smoking (3) Alcohol consumption (4) Nutrition (2)
Blood pressure(5) Imputed using CHHS (1990)              
Total cholesterol and HDL (5) Imputed using CHHS (1990)              
Obesity (4) NPHS (1996/97- 2004/05)             
Diabetes (2) NPHS (1996–97)          
Smoking (3) CHS (1979), NPHS (1994) and CCHS (2008)