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Women's Health Quiz - Assess Your Risk for Heart Attack

Take a few moments to identify your own personal risk factors for heart attack. The following quiz is adapted by permission from Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s book, Women Are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women.

1. How old are you?

2. Do you have a family history of early coronary artery disease (a mother or sister who was younger than sixty or a father or brother younger than fifty when he or she had a first heart attack or symptoms of a heart attack)?

3. Do you have high blood pressure (blood pressure equal to or higher than 140/90)?
I don't know

4. Do you have diabetes or elevated blood sugar?

5. Are you physically active?
I accumulate approximately thirty minutes of moderate aerobic activity (walking, going up stairs, vacuuming, dancing, gardening, aerobics, swimming, cycling, spinning, or jogging) almost every day.
I exercise only occasionally; I accumulate thirty minutes of aerobic activity one or two days per week.
I rarely engage in regular moderate aerobic physical activity.
I never engage in moderate physical activity.

6. Which of the following best describes your total cholesterol?
Less than 200mg/dL
201-239 mg/dL
Greater than 240 mg/dL
I don't know

7. Which of the following best describes your HDL (good) cholesterol?
Less than 45 mg/dL
45-49 mg/dL
50-59 mg/dL
Greater than 60 mg/dL
I don't know

8. Which of the following best describes your LDL (bad) cholesterol?
Less than 100 mg/dL
Less than 130 mg/dL
Greater than 160 mg/dL
I don't know

9. Which of the following best describes your triglyceride level?
150-199 mg/dL
200-250 mg/dL
Greater than 250 mg/dL
I don't know

10. Do you smoke?
Smoked previously, stopped within the last year
Smoked previously, stopped five years ago
Smoked previously, stopped ten or more years ago

11. Are you a postmenopausal woman without a history of heart disease or stroke?
Yes, and I am not on hormone replacement therapy
Yes, and I am currently on hormone replacement therapy
I am not postmenopausal (I am still having periods regularly)

12. What is your body mass index (BMI)? (What if I don't know my BMI?)
Higher than 35

13. How would you describe the way you handle anger?
I avoid getting to the breaking point
I yell or slam doors.
I always hold my anger in.