Abbreviations Used in Chapter 25

AHAAmerican Heart Association
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHFcongestive heart failure
COPDchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVDcardiovascular disease
GIgastrointestinal (tract)
HBPhigh blood pressure
HDheart disease
HFheart failure
MEPSMedical Expenditure Panel Survey
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics