|Trends in Cardiovascular Health Metrics and Associations With All-Cause and CVD Mortality Among US Adults|
Yang Q, Cogswell ME, Flanders WD, Hong Y, Zhang Z, Loustalot F, Gillespie C, Merritt R, Hu FB. JAMA 2012; 307, published online March 16, 2012.
- An examination of time trends in metrics of cardiovascular health to evaluate the relationship to risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality.
- Prevalence of having all seven ideal cardiovascular health metrics was low; however, results indicate that achieving more cardiovascular health metrics at the ideal level reduces risk of total and cardiovascular mortality.
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|Status of Cardiovascular Health in US Adults / Clinical Perspective: Prevalence Estimates From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 2003–2008|
Shay CM, Ning H, Allen NB, Carnethon MR, Chiuve SE, Greenlund KJ, Daviglus ML, Lloyd-Jones DM. Circulation 2012;125:45-56. Published online before print Nov. 17, 2011, doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.035733
- An analysis of current prevalence of cardiovascular health for the U.S. adult population according to age, sex and race/ethnicity.
- Prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health behaviors and factors was low and inversely associated with age.
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|Temporal and Regional Trends in the Prevalence of Healthy Lifestyle Characteristics: United States, 1994-2007|
Troost JP, Rafferty AP, Luo Z, Reeves MJ. Am J Public Health 2011 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
- An examination of temporal and regional trends in the prevalence of health lifestyles in the United States using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
- The study found that increases in overweight offset declines in smoking, providing minimal net change in the prevalence of healthy lifestyles.
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|Community Prevalence of Ideal Cardiovascular Health, by the American Heart Association Definition, and Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease Incidence|
Folsom AR, Yatsuya H, Nettleton JA, Lutsey PL, Cushman M, Rosamond WD; ARIC Study Investigators. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011 19;57(16):1690-6.
- An investigation estimating the prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health and the relationship with cardiovascular disease incidence in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study cohort.
- A graded relationship was found between cardiovascular disease incidence and the number of ideal health behaviors and factors.
|Low Prevalence of "Ideal Cardiovascular Health" in a Community-Based Population Clinical Perspective|
Bambs C, Kip KE, Dinga A, Mulukutla SR, Aiyer AN, Reis SE. Circulation 2011;123(8):850-7. Published online before print February 14, 2011, doi: 10.1161/?CIRCULATIONAHA.110.980151
- A study designed to evaluate the definition of cardiovascular health in a community-based cardiovascular prevention study - the Heart Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation (Heart SCORE) study.
- Prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health was found to be low across the middle-aged cohort, with blacks exhibiting significantly poorer health status than whites.
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- Defining and Setting National Goals for Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Reduction: The American Heart Association's Strategic Impact Goal Through 2020 and Beyond
Circulation. 2010; 121: 586-613 Published online before print January 20, 2010, doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.192703
- Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States
Circulation. 2011; 123: 933-944.Published online before print January 24, 2011, doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31820a55f5
- The AHA and the Million Hearts Initiative
Circulation. 2011, published online before print Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182327084
- What the Million Hearts Initiative Means for Stroke
Stroke. 2012: published online before print Feb. 1, 2012, 10.1161/STR.0b013e318248f00e.