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Table 1 Age adjusted prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and 10-year coronary heart disease risk score* in men 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 men Gujarati Indian (n = 43) Punjabi Indian (n = 87) European Caucasian (n = 119) Bangladeshi (n = 66) Yemeni (n = 32) Other Indian Subcontinent (n = 37)
Known hypertensive 30.2 (16.5–44.0) 27.6 (18.2–37.0) 16.1 (7.2–25.0) 16.1 (7.2–25.0) 26.2 (12.6–43.8) 39.2 (23.4 – 54.9)
Newly diagnosed hypertensive 32.2 (18.2–46.2) 22.0 (13.3–30.8) 29.0 (20.8–37.2) 7.0 (0.8–13.2) 19.3 (5.6–33.0) 24.3 (10.5–38.1)
Known diabetic 11.6 (2.0–21.2) 15.6 (6.7–24.5) 2.6 (0–5.5) 26.3 (15.5–37.0) 9.4 (0–19.6) 0
Newly diagnosed glucose intolerance (fasting blood glucose > 6 mmol/l) 7.6 (0–15.6) 0 0.7 (0 – 2.1) 8.8 (1.9–15.8) 3.4 (0–9.8) 6.6 (0–15.7)
Known hyperlipidaemia or current cholesterol lowering therapy 7.3 (0–15.3) 5.7 (0.9–10.6) 1.7 (0 – 4.0) 1.3 (0–4.1) 11.7 (0.5 – 22.8) 3.2 (0–9.1)
Newly diagnosed raised total cholesterol (>5 mmol/l) 21.1 (8.7–33.7) 11.6 (4.9–18.4) 24.0 (16.7 – 31.7) 13.2 (5.0–21.4) 21.3 (7.1 – 35.5) 25.9 (11.4–40.4)
Body mass index > 27 kg/m2 43.1 (28.0–58.3) 40.0 (29.7–50.3) 48.4 (39.4–57.4) 48.2 (36.1–60.2) 45.7 (28.5–63.0) 56.2 (39.7–72.6)
Current smoking habit 2.3 (0–6.8) 0 14.7 (21.2) 28.7 (17.8–39.6) 25.0 (9.8–10.3) 11.4 (0.5–22.2)
CHD risk score 10.7 (9.3) 7.6 (6.1) 8.5 (7.1) 9.0 (8.3) 8.5 (6.7) 9.1 (9.0)
  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 (17 men), Sri Lankan and South Indian.