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Table 2 Age adjusted prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and 10 yr coronary heart disease risk score* in women by ethnic group

From: Widening access to cardiovascular healthcare: community screening among ethnic minorities in inner-city Britain – the Healthy Hearts Project

Age adjusted prevalence of Cardiovascular risk factors in women Gujarati Indian (n = 36) Punjabi Indian (n = 76) European Caucasian (n = 157) Bangladeshi (n = 94) Yemeni (n = 36) Other Indian Subcontinent (n = 31)
Known hypertension 26.9 (12.4–41.3) 15.2 (7.1–23.2) 12.5 (7.2–17.7) 20.0 (11.9–28.1) 29.6 (14.7–44.5) 5.4 (0–26.7)
Newly diagnosed hypertension 15.0 (3.3–26.7) 11.3 (4.2–18.5) 21.3 (6.7–0.5) 13.6 (6.7–20.5) 10.5 (0.5–20.5) 14.1 (0–2.3)
Known diabetes 6.0 (0–13.7) 6.4 (0.1–12.8) 1.7 (0–3.8) 21.3 (13.0–29.6) 13.0 (2.0–23.9) 7.8 (0–10.5)
New glucose intolerance (fasting blood glucose > 6 mmol/l) 16.1 (4.1–28.1) 0 0 5.5 (0.9–10.1) 0 2.2 (0–3.1)
Known hyperlipidaemia or cholesterol lowering therapy 7.8 (0–16.8) 7.1 (1.3–12.8) 2.1 (0–4.4) 8.2 (2.7–13.8) 8.8 (0–18.1) 8.7 (0–47.8)
Newly diagnosed raised total cholesterol (>5 mmol/l) 32.2 (16.6–48.0) 14.0 (6.2–21.8) 36.8 (29.1–44.5) 17.2 (9.6–24.8) 11.2 (0.9–21.4) 17.6 (0–70.5)
Body mass index > 27 kg/m2 37.6 (21.4–53.9) 50.1 (38.8–61.3) 43.7 (35.8–51.5) 47.2 (37.1–57.3) 49.5 (33.1–65.8) 41.0 (0–109)
Current smoking habit 0 3.1 (0–7.0) 18.8 (12.6–25.0) 0.8 (0–2.6) 0 0
CHD risk score 6.89 (8.35) 6.60 (5.77) 5.56 (5.27) 6.60 (7.00) 5.60 (8.29) 4.39 (5.15)
  1. Data are percent (95%CI) except *CHD risk score which is mean (SD), calculated with a HDL cholesterol of 1 mmol/l for all subjects. Other Indian Subcontinent includes Pakistani (20 women) and South Indian.