Risk-Factor Definitions for Dyslipidemia Algorithms

Positive family history: myocardial infarction, angina, coronary artery bypass graft/stent/angioplasty, sudden cardiac death in parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle at <55 y for males, <65 y for females
High-level RFs
    Hypertension that requires drug therapy (BP ≥ 99th percentile + 5 mm Hg)
    Current cigarette smoker
    BMI at the ≥97th percentile
    Presence of high-risk conditions (Table 9-7)
    (DM is also a high-level RF, but it is classified here as a high-risk condition to correspond with Adult Treatment Panel III recommendations for adults that DM be considered a CVD equivalent.)
Moderate-level RFs
    Hypertension that does not require drug therapy
    BMI at the ≥95th percentile, <97th percentile
    HDL cholesterol < 40 mg/dL
    Presence of moderate-risk conditions (Table 9-7)
  • RF indicates risk factor.