Risk FactorsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list risk factors under three main categories: conditions, behavioral and family history. Conditions affecting risk for heart disease include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. Behavioral aspects include an unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity (sedentary lifestyle), obesity, consumption of too much alcohol and tobacco use. Family history notes risks related to traits passed through genes to the individual.^10^[[br]]
Substantial differences in coronary heart disease death rates and preventive measures exist by race, age, sex, place of residence, and other demographic factors.[[br]]
10. Fryar CD, Chen T, Li X. Prevalence of uncontrolled risk factors for cardiovascular disease: United States, 1999-2010. NCHS Data Brief. No. 103, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2012.
3. Mozaffarian D., Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett Dk, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2016;133:e38-e360.}}
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