Journal article

Heterogeneity of coronary heart disease risk factors in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and European origin populations: cross sectional study

R Bhopal, N Unwin, M White, J Yallop, L Walker, KGMM Alberti, J Harland, S Patel, N Ahmad, C Turner, B Watson, D Kaur, A Kulkarni, M Laker, A Tavridou

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1999

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare coronary risk factors and disease prevalence among Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis, and in all South Asians (these three groups together) with Europeans. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey. SETTING: Newcastle upon Tyne. PARTICIPANTS: 259 Indian, 305 Pakistani, 120 Bangladeshi, and 825 European men and women aged 25-74 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Social and economic circumstances, lifestyle, self reported symptoms and diseases, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and anthropometric, haematological, and biochemical measurements. RESULTS: There were differences in social and economic circumstances, lifestyles, anthropometric measures and disease both between Indians, Pa..

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