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Table 1 Categories ideal, intermediate and poor of the seven AHA health metrics according to Lloyed-Jones et al. [7]

From: Prevalence and differences of ideal cardiovascular health in urban and rural adolescents in the Region of Tyrol: results from the EVA Tyrol study

Health metric ideal Intermediate poor
BMI* < 85th percentile 85th–95th percentile > 95th percentile
BP# < 90th percentile 90th–95th percentile (≥ 120 mmHg sys or ≥ 80 mmHg dia) > 95th percentile
Fasting blood glucose < 100 mg/dl 100–125 mg/dl ≥ 126 mg/dl
Total cholesterol < 170 mg/dl 170–199 mg/dl ≥ 200 mg/dl
Smoking has never smoked, has never smoked a whole cigarette   has smoked prior 30 days, regular tobacco usage
Healthy (DASH-) diet 4–5 components 2–3 components 0–1 components
PA  ≥ 60 min/day 0–59 min/day None
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, BP blood pressure, sys systolic, dia diastolic, DASH Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, PA physical activity
  2. *BMI was converted to age and sex specific percentiles according to data by Kromeyer-Hauschild et al. [21]
  3. #BP values were converted to age and sex specific percentiles according to the KiGGS Study [22]