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How does your heart health rate?

How is your heart health? Take the National Heart Foundation's heart health rate quiz to find out your level of risk.

1. Are you…?

  • Male and older than 45 years
  • Female and older than 55 years


2. Are you…?

  • Male and older than 35 years…
  • Female and older than 45 years…

AND have one of the following risk factors?

  • Smoke tobacco (or recently stopped)
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight/ obese
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease: father or brother has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease before the age of 55, mother or sister has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease before the age of 65.
  • Parents or siblings with diabetes
  • Told by your doctor you are at risk of developing diabetes
  • Are Maori, Pacific Island or from the Indian sub-continent or Fiji

3. Have you had…?

  • A heart attack
  • A stroke
  • A transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Angina
  • Diabetes

This means that you are already in a high-risk category. Modifying or changing your lifestyle can reduce your risk to help keep you healthy. You should visit your doctor every three months for a check-up.

The more times you answered "YES', the greater your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. So please see your doctor for a 'Risk Assessment'.

Date modified: April 3 2017
First published: Jan 2009

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