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on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Virani, Nathan D. Wong, Daniel Woo and Melanie B. Turner Nina P. Paynter, Pamela J. Schreiner, Paul D. Sorlie, Joel Stein, Tanya N. Turan, Salim S. Darren K. McGuire, Emile R. Mohler, Claudia S. Moy, Michael E. Mussolino, Graham Nichol, Lynda D. Lisabeth, David Magid,(More)
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA; Robert J. Adams, MD, FAHA; Todd M. Brown, MD; Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, FAHA; Shifan Dai, MD, PhD*; Giovanni De Simone, MD; T. Bruce Ferguson, MD; Earl Ford, MD, MPH*; Karen Furie, MD; Cathleen Gillespie; Alan Go, MD; Kurt Greenlund, PhD*; Nancy Haase; Susan Hailpern, DPH; P. Michael Ho, MD, PhD; Virginia Howard, PhD, FAHA;(More)
CONTEXT The Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATP III) highlights the importance of treating patients with the metabolic syndrome to prevent cardiovascular disease. Limited information is available about the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is high among U.S. adults. Our purpose was to determine whether the prevalence of this syndrome has changed since 1988-1994. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 6,436 men and women aged > or = 20 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III (1988-1994) and 1,677(More)
CONTEXT Obesity and diabetes are increasing in the United States. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of obesity and diabetes among US adults in 2001. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Random-digit telephone survey of 195 005 adults aged 18 years or older residing in all states participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2001. (More)
CONTEXT Recent reports show that obesity and diabetes have increased in the United States in the past decade. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and use of weight control strategies among US adults in 2000. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a random-digit telephone survey conducted(More)