Table 3

Predicted number of cases of familial hypercholesterolaemia assuming population prevalence of 1 in 500 and 1 in 250

1/5001/250
N%N%
All patients 777 128 777 128
 Likely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia23 7983.111 7361.5
 May have familial hypercholesterolaemia80 37210.336 6304.7
 Unlikely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia672 95886.6728 76293.8
Patients with IHD 7950 7950
 Likely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia93811.85526.9
 May have familial hypercholesterolaemia184223.2125315.8
 Unlikely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia517065.0614577.3
Patients without IHD 769 178 769 178
 Likely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia22 8603.011 1841.5
 May have familial hypercholesterolaemia78 53010.235 3774.6
 Unlikely to have familial hypercholesterolaemia667 78886.8722 61793.9
  • IHD, ischaemic heart disease.