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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors by ethnicity

From: Ethnic differences in the occurrence of acute coronary syndrome: results of the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease (NCVD) Database Registry (March 2006 - February 2010)

Socio-demographic characteristics & risk factors     Ethnic group F χ2‡ df#  P§
  Malays Chinese Indians Others*
Age (SD) (yr) 58.3 (11.5) 62.9 (12.1) 57.7 (11.9) 56.5 (13.0) 141.2    0.000
Men (%) 5230 (78.6) 2205 (72.2) 2275 (72.0) 579 (82.0)   88.7 3 0.000
Height (SD) (cm) 161.6 (8.2) 161.7 (7.6) 162.4 (9.0) 161.3 (8.3) 3.8    0.010
Weight (SD) (kg) 68.5 (14.5) 65.3 (12.2) 68.5 (14.6) 67.2 (13.6) 24.6    0.000
WC (SD) (cm) 88.9 (15.4) 86.9 (13.2) 90.6 (15.4) 86.2 (12.7) 17.0    0.000
BMI (SD) (kg/m2) 26.0 (4.4) 24.8 (3.7) 25.8 (4.5) 25.5 (4.1) 30.9    0.000
Smoking (%) 4141 (65.2) 1592 (55.1) 1430 (48.7) 439 (65.7)   259.0 3 0.000
Diabetes mellitus (%) 2646 (48.1) 1147 (45.0) 1780 (65.2) 200 (37.5)   315.9 3 0.000
Hypertension (%) 3859 (67.4) 2045 (76.1) 2010 (72.6) 400 (70.1)   73.9 3 0.000
Dyslipidemia (%) 2104 (48.4) 1144 (51.8) 1147 (51.2) 193 (42.6)   18.1 3 0.000
Family history of premature coronary artery disease (%) 725 (15.5) 235 (11.0) 454 (22.2) 69 (15.5)   101.1 3 0.000
  1. *Others: Indigenous (Orang Asli), Kadazan, Melanau, Murut, Bajau, Bidayuh, Iban (minor ethnic groups) and other non-Malaysians.
  2. F statistics for one-way ANOVA.
  3. Chi square value.
  4. #Degree of freedom.
  5. §P value.
  6. WC: Waist Circumference.
  7. BMI: Body Mass Index.
  8. Note: We excluded 17 patients with missing ethnic information.