Heart-Disease-Risk-Factors

Risk Factors For Heart Attack and Stroke     Lowest Average Highest
Your Risk Heart Risk Heart Risk Heart Risk
  Information Points 0 1 2 3 4 5
Age     Under 35 35-46 46-55 56-65 65-69 Over 70
Blood Pressure - systolic     Below 115 116-124 125-134 135-149 150-164 Over 165
Blood pressure - diastolic     Below 70 71-80 81-90 91-99 100-110 Over 111
Smoking -cigarettes per day     Never smoked Quit 10 yr.+ 1 to 9 10 to 19 20-29 Over 30
Age of a parent who had a heart attack or stroke     None 70+ 60-69 50-59 35-49 Under 35
Diabetes duration - years     0 0 1 to 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 Over 15
Weight loss need - pounds     0 to 9 10 to 15 16-25 26-35 36-49 50+
Blood Tests                
  Total cholesterol     180-190 191-200 200-224 225-249 250-274 Over 275
  LDL cholesterol     Below 100 101-129 130-139 140-149 150-159 Over 160
HDL cholesterol     71-80 61-70 51-60 41-50 36-40 Under 35
Cholesterol/HDL ratio     1.0 to 2.0 2.1 to 3.4 3.5 to 5.0 5.1 to 7.0 7.1 to 12.9 Over 13
L(pa)     Below 10 11 to 15 16 to 20 21 to 25 26 to 30 Over 30
How to Lower Triglycerides     Below 100 100-129 130-149 150-199 200-299 300-499
C-reactive protein (CRP)     0 to .1 mg/dl .2 to .9 1.0 to 1.2  1.3 to 1.4 1.5 to 1.6 1.7 to 1.8
Homocysteine     Below 6 6 to 8 9 to 12 13 to 17 18 to 21 Over 21
Exercise Intensity      Vigorous Hard Moderate Easy Very easy None
Amount and time per week recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine to minimize heart disease risk factors - 1     120+ 90-120 60-90 30-60 Under 30 None
Your Total Points                
        Heart Disease Risk Factors Report Card
        Number Of Points  
      Lowest Risk Average Risk Highest Risk
      0 to 8 9 to17 18 to 34 35 to 51 52 to 68 69 to 85