Quality Assessment of Total Cholesterol Measurements in the WHO MONICA Project

Table 14. EQA trends (see Sections 5.5.3., 5.6. and Table13.)
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
AUS-NEWa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.6
0.4
0.5
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.1
0.1
-0.1
2.9
3.6
3.7
2
2
2
AUS-PERa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
1 or corr.
npc
0.6
3.1
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
2.6
npc
npc
4.4
npc
npc
2
npc
npc
AUS-PERb Mid
Fin
1 or corr.
npc
3.1
npc
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
ir
npc
ir
npc
ir
BEL-CHAa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
-1.6
0.7
1.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
2.3
0.6
2.9
4.7
3.6
5.5
2
2
1
BEL-GHEa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
-1.6
0.7
1.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
2.3
0.6
2.9
4.3
3.9
5.7
2
2
1
CAN-HALa Ini
Fin
1
1
-0.3
2.1
Mid-Ini
Fin-Ini
ir
2.4
ir
7.7
ir
1
CHN-BEIa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.3
-0.9
-3.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-1.2
-2.4
-3.6
3.1
3.5
5.2
2
2
npc
CZE-CZEa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.5
-0.4
-0.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.9
0.2
-0.7
1.8
1.2
1.7
2
2
2
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
DEN-GLOa Ini
Mid
Fin
0 or corr.
1 or corr.
2
5.81
3.41
1.41
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-2.41
-2.11
-4.41
5.31
4.81
6.61
1 1
2 1
1 1
FIN-KUOa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
2
npc
npc
-0.6
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
FIN-NKAa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
2
npc
npc
-0.6
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
FIN-TULa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
2
npc
npc
-0.6
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
npc
FRA-LILa Ini
Fin
1
1
1.2
-1.6
Mid-Ini
Fin-Ini
ir
-2.8
ir
7.8
ir
1
FRA-STRa Ini
Fin
1
1
-1.4
-1.7
Mid-Ini
Fin-Ini
ir
-0.3
ir
7.1
ir
1
FRA-TOUa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
1
0
0.1
-0.6
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
0.1
-0.7
-0.6
5.7
6.7
6.6
1
1
1
GER-AURa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.8
0.5
-0.7
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.3
-1.2
-1.5
3.6
3.3
4
2
2
2
GER-AUUa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.8
0.5
-0.7
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.3
-1.2
-1.5
3.6
3.3
4
2
2
2
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
GER-BERa Ini
Mid
2
2
-1.1
-1.6
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
-0.6
ir
3.8
ir
2
ir
GER-BREa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
-2.5
-1
1.5
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
1.5
2.5
4
3.9
6.3
8.7
2
1
1
GER-BREb Mid
Fin
2
2
-1
1.5
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
2.5
ir
6.3
ir
1
ir
GER-COTa Ini
Mid
1
npc
-0.7
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
npc
ir
npc
ir
npc
ir
GER-EGEb Ini
Mid
Fin
0
2
2
5.5
-1.3
-3.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-6.8
-2
-8.8
7.2
4.8
12.2
1
2
0
GER-ERFa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
1
0 or corr.
2.5
1.4
5.9
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-1.1
4.5
3.4
5.8
6.8
8.9
1
1
npc
GER-HACa Ini
Mid
0
2
-0.8
-1.4
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
-0.6
ir
5.3
ir
1
ir
GER-KMSa Ini
Mid
0
2
3
-1.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
-4.2
ir
8.2
ir
1
ir
HUN-BUDa Ini
Mid
2
2
0.7
-0.8
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
-1.5
ir
4.9
ir
2
ir
HUN-PECa Ini
Mid
2
2
1.6
-0.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
-1.8
ir
4.1
ir
2
ir
ICE-ICEa Ini
Mid
Fin
1
0 or corr.
1
11
-5.21
2.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-6.21
7.51
1.3
8.21
7.91
5.6
1 1
1 1
1
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
ITA-BRIa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
1
1
-2.9
-2.5
0.4
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
0.4
2.9
3.3
6.3
9.3
8.1
1
1
1
ITA-FRIb Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
2
-1.8
0.2
-2.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
2
-2.5
-0.5
2.9
5.3
3.3
2
1
2
ITA-FRIc Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
2
-1.8
-0.4
0.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
1.4
0.8
2.2
2.4
1.8
3.2
2
2
2
LTU-KAUa Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
0
2.3
1.1
-7.5
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-1.2
-8.6
-9.8
6.4
13.6
14.5
1
0
0
NEZ-AUCa Ini
Fin
npc
2
npc
0.7
Mid-Ini
Fin-Ini
ir
npc
ir
npc
ir
npc
POL-TARa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
-0.4
0.2
0.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
0.6
0
0.6
6.9
3.1
7.2
1
2
1
POL-WARa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
1
2
-1.3
-1.4
-2.1
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.1
-0.7
-0.8
6.2
4.9
5.3
1
2
1
RUS-MOCa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
2
2
-5.8
-0.9
0.4
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
4.8
1.3
6.1
10.4
7.7
7.8
0
1
1
RUS-MOIa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
1
1
-5
-3.4
0.4
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
1.6
3.8
5.3
4.7
7
7.1
2
1
1
RUS-NOCa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
1
2
npc
-2.2
-2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
0.2
npc
npc
6.9
npc
npc
1
npc
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
RUS-NOIa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
1
1
npc
0.9
-3.1
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
-4
npc
npc
8.1
npc
npc
1
npc
SPA-CATa Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
2
1.6
1.9
-0.6
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
0.3
-2.5
-2.2
7.2
5.5
7.6
1
1
1
SWE-GOTa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
2
2
2.2
-2.9
1.5
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-5.1
4.4
-0.7
9.2
6.4
6.1
1
1
1
SWE-NSWa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
2
2
-4.3
2.4
1
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
6.7
-1.5
5.3
15.2
5.7
14.2
0
1
0
SWI-TICa Ini
Mid
Fin
0
0
npc
-6.4
-1.6
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
4.8
npc
npc
11.7
npc
npc
0
npc
npc
SWI-VAFa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
1
npc
2
1.5
npc
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-0.5
npc
npc
8.3
npc
npc
1
npc
npc
UNK-BELa Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
2
-0.7
0.9
1.8
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
1.6
0.9
2.5
5.3
4.2
6.6
1
2
1
UNK-GLAa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
1.5
2.1
1.3
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
0.7
-0.8
-0.1
3.3
2.7
3.5
2
2
2
USA-STAa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
2
2
npc
-2.9
1.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
4.1
npc
npc
6.9
npc
npc
1
npc
YUG-NOSa Ini
Mid
Fin
npc
2
2
npc
0.6
0.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
npc
-0.4
npc
npc
2.5
npc
npc
2
npc
RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE

ir: irrelevant
npc: not possible to calculate
1 For DEN-GLOa (Ini and Mid) and ICE-ICEa (Mid) the survey cholesterol values were corrected on the basis of the results of EQC.
If a similar correction was made to the EQC data, the results would be:

RUA Survey EQA Average bias Pair of surveys DELTA BIAS POOLED CONSIST POOLED CONSIST SCORE
DEN-GLOa Ini
Mid
Fin
2
2
2
0.0
0.0
1.4
Mid-Ini
Fin.Mid
Fin-Ini
0.0
1.3
1.4
3.8
4.1
3.5
2
2
2
ICE-ICEa Ini
Mid
Fin
1
2
1
1.0
0.0
2.2
Mid-Ini
Fin-Mid
Fin-Ini
-1.0
2.3
1.3
4.3
4.2
5.6
2
2
1