Abbreviations Used in Chapter 13

AHAAmerican Heart Association
AMIacute myocardial infarction
APangina pectoris
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHFcongestive heart failure
CLRDchronic lower respiratory disease
CVDcardiovascular disease
DBPdiastolic blood pressure
DMdiabetes mellitus
EDemergency department
FHSFramingham Heart Study
HBPhigh blood pressure
HDheart disease
HDLhigh-density lipoprotein
HFheart failure
HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
LDL-Clow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
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
NHHCSNational Home and Hospice Care Survey
NHISNational Health Interview Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
PAphysical activity
RRrelative risk
SBPsystolic blood pressure
SEstandard error
WONDERWide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research