Abbreviations Used in Chapter 8

ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
AHAAmerican Heart Association
ASCVDatherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ATP IIIAdult Treatment Panel III
BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CIconfidence interval
CVDcardiovascular disease
DALYdisability-adjusted life-year
DMdiabetes mellitus
HDL-Chigh-density lipoprotein cholesterol
LDL-Clow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Mex. Am.Mexican American
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHnon-Hispanic
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
TCtotal cholesterol
WHOWorld Health Organization