Abbreviations Used in Chapter 2

AHAAmerican Heart Association
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CHDcoronary heart disease
CIconfidence interval
CVcardiovascular
CVDcardiovascular disease
DASHDietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
DBPdiastolic blood pressure
DMdiabetes mellitus
FPGfasting plasma glucose
HbA1chemoglobin A1c (glycosylated hemoglobin)
HBPhigh blood pressure
HDheart disease
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
IMTintima-media thickness
NHNon-Hispanic
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
PAphysical activity
PEphysical education
REGARDSReasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke
SBPsystolic blood pressure
SSBsugar-sweetened beverage
TCtotal cholesterol