Abbreviations Used in Chapter 9

AHAAmerican Heart Association
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CARDIACoronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CIconfidence interval
CKDchronic kidney disease
CRPC-reactive protein
CVDcardiovascular disease
DALYdisability-adjusted life-year
DBPdiastolic blood pressure
DMdiabetes mellitus
EDemergency department
ESRDend-stage renal disease
FHSFramingham Heart Study
HBPhigh blood pressure
HCHS/SOLHispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos
HDheart disease
HRhazard ratio
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-9-CMInternational Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 9th Revision
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
JAMAJournal of the American Medical Association
JNCJoint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
MEPSMedical Expenditure Panel Survey
MESAMulti-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
MImyocardial infarction
NAMCSNational Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHnon-Hispanic
NHAMCSNational Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NHISNational Health Interview Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NNHSNational Nursing Home Survey
ORodds ratio
PAphysical activity
PARpopulation attributable risk
REGARDSReasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke
RRrelative risk
SBPsystolic blood pressure
SEARCHSearch for Diabetes in Youth Study