Abbreviations Used in Chapter 11

ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
AFatrial fibrillation
AHAAmerican Heart Association
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities
ASCVDatherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ATP IIIAdult Treatment Panel III
BIOSHARE-EUBiobank Standardization and Harmonization for Research Excellence in the European Union
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
CACcoronary artery calcification
CADcoronary artery disease
CARRSCenter for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHRISCollaborative Health Research in South Tyrol Study
CIconfidence interval
COURAGEClinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation
CRPC-reactive protein
CTcomputed tomography
CVDcardiovascular disease
DESIRData From an Epidemiological Study on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome
DILGOMDietary, Lifestyle, and Genetics Determinants of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
DMdiabetes mellitus
ECGelectrocardiogram
EGCUTEstonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu
FRSFramingham Risk Score
HCHS/SOLHispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos
HDLhigh-density lipoprotein
HDL-Chigh-density lipoprotein cholesterol
HFheart failure
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
HRhazard ratio
HUNT2Nord-Tr√łndelag Health Study
IMTintima-media thickness
KNHANESKorean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
KORACooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg
LDL-Clow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
LVleft ventricular
MASALAMediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America
MESAMulti-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
MetSmetabolic syndrome
Mex.-Am.Mexican American
MHOmetabolically healthy obesity
MImyocardial infarction
MICROSMicroisolates in South Tyrol Study
MORGAMMONICA [Monitoring Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease], Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph Project
NCDSNational Child Development Study
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIPPON DATANational Integrated Project for Prospective Observation of Noncommunicable Disease and Its Trends in Aged
NLThe Netherlands
ORodds ratio
PAphysical activity
PARpopulation attributable risk
PREVENDPrevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease
RCTrandomized controlled trial
RRrelative risk
TGtriglycerides
VTEvenous thromboembolism
Waist circumf.waist circumference
WCwaist circumference
WHOWorld Health Organization