Table 1. American Heart Association Definitions of Poor, Intermediate, and Ideal CVH for Each Metric
Goal/MetricPoorIntermediateIdeal
Current smokingYesFormer ≤12 monthsNever or quit ≥12 months
Total cholesterol≥240 mg/dL200 to 239 mg/dL or treated to ideal levels<200 mg/dL without medication
Blood pressureSBP ≥140 or DBP ≥90 mm HgSBP 120 to 139 mm Hg or DBP 80 to 89 mm Hg or treated to ideal levels<120/<80 mm Hg without medication
Fasting plasma glucose≥126 mg/dL100 to 125 mg/dL or treated to ideal levels<100 mg/dL without medication
Body mass index≥30 kg/m225 to 29.9 kg/m2<25 kg/m2
Physical activityNone1 to 149 min/week moderate intensity or 1 to 74 vigorous intensity≥150 min/week moderate intensity or ≥75 min/week vigorous intensity
Healthy diet scorea0 to 1 components2 to 3 components4 to 5 components
  • CVH indicates cardiovascular health.

  • a Fruits and vegetables ≥4.5 cups/day; fish ≥2 3.5‐oz servings/week (preferably oily fish); fiber‐rich whole grains ≥3 1‐oz‐equivalent servings/day; sodium <1500 mg/day; sugar‐sweetened beverages ≤450 kcal (36 oz)/week.