(A) Unadjusted incidence rates of all-cause mortality by baseline global cardiovascular health status. The presence of 0 to 2, 3 to 4, and 5 to 7 ideal metrics represents poor, intermediate, and ideal cardiovascular health, respectively. (B) Unadjusted incidence rates of all-cause mortality by number of metrics at the ideal level. Ideal metrics were defined according to the American Heart Association criteria (2). Kaplan-Meier curves were compared by the log-rank test, and time was censored at a point where <25% of the population had follow-up.