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Table 4 Self-reported CVD risk factors in family members and number of measured child risk factors in healthy hearts club participants 1992–2013 (N = 9653)b. Number of Risk Factors in Children a

From: Healthy hearts: a cross-sectional study of clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors in Northern Colorado school children (1992–2013)

Family member self-report risk factors 0 1 2 3 4 5-6 P-value
N = 3706 N = 3262 N = 1648 N = 653 N = 301 N = 83
Overweight (%) 32.2 33.4 41.1 51.4 59.4 56.5 <0.001
Diabetes (%) 15 13.2 14.6 19.4 18.3 10.0 NS
High Cholesterol (%) 24.2 25.5 26.1 27.6 27.2 23.1 <0.05
High Blood Pressure (%) 22.3 21.2 24.0 26.6 22.6 15.4 NS
Describe Health (% Fair or Poor) 32.3 28.8 22.8 26.9 33.3 50.0 NS
Smoke (%) 14.3 15.8 17.2 15.1 20.2 17.2 NS
Smoke Inside (%) 7.8 8.9 11.6 10.6 15.7 6.3 <0.05
  1. NS not significant less than p < 0.05
  2. aPossible risk factors in children: systolic blood pressure ≥ 120; diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80; total cholesterol ≥170; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol < 40; non- high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ≥ 145 mg/dL; body mass index ≥ 85 %
  3. b41 children were missing one of the measured risk factors