publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Mortality From All Causes and Diseases of the Circulatory System Among Adults in the United States

Ford, Earl S.; Greenlund, Kurt J.; Hong, Yuling;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2012 Journal: Circulation, volume 125, pages 987-995 (issn: 0009-7322, eissn: 1524-4539, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
Background—Recently, the American Heart Association developed a set of 7 ideal health metrics that will be used to measure progress toward their 2020 goals for cardiovascular health. The objective of the present study was to examine how well these metrics predicted mortality from all causes and diseases of the circulatory system in a national sample of adults in the United States. Methods and Results—We used data from 7622 adults ≥20 years of age who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2002 and whose mortality through 2006 was determined via linkage to the National Death Index. For the dietary and glycemic metrics, w...
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