INTERHEART Study

Population Attributable Risk (%)

Risk Factors

60

50

40

30

20

10

Alcohol

Diabetes

Lack of Exercise

Fruits/
Vegetables*

Hypertension

Abdominal
Obesity

All
Psychosocial

Smoking

Lipids

Nine modifiable risk factors account for 90% of the risk for an MI; elevated lipids have the greatest impact1,*

INTERHEART: a case control study designed to assess the importance of 9 modifiable risk factors on MI in 52 countries. 15,152 cases and 14,820 controls were enrolled. Data above is based on population attributable risk data in men and women, adjusted for all risk factors.1

*Irregular consumption of fruits and vegetables. Population Attributable Risk indicates the number or proportion of cases that would not occur in a population if the risk factor were eliminated.2

A model-dependent index combining positive exposure to depression, perceived stress at home or work (general stress), low focus of control, and major life events, all referenced against non-exposure for all 5 factors.1

Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoB/ApoA1 ratio).1

HDL = high-density lipoprotein; LDL = low-density lipoprotein; MI = myocardial infarction.