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Table 3 Baseline investigation and clinical features on presentation 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)

Baseline investigation & presentation Ethnic group   F+ P#
  Malays Chinese Indians Others*   
TC (mmol/l) 5.5(1.4) 5.1(1.2) 5.1(1.2) 5.3(1.3) 71.2 0.000
LDL (mmol/l) 3.5(1.3) 3.0(1.1) 3.2(1.2) 3.3(1.2) 93.7 0.000
HDL (mmol/l) 1.1(0.3) 1.2(0.4) 1.0(0.3) 1.1(0.3) 53.7 0.000
TG (mmol/l) 2.0(1.8) 2.0(1.2) 2.0(1.3) 2.0(1.1) 2.5 0.057
FBG (mmol/l) 8.0(3.7) 7.5(3.3) 8.4(3.9) 7.4(3.4) 34.7 0.000
Trop T (ng/ml) 1.5(4.6) 1.6(7.1) 1.2(3.6) 1.0(2.0) 1.2 0.300
CK (unit/l) 1075(1484) 884(1322) 789(126) 1242(1583) 36.3 0.000
Heart rate/min 83.1(21.1) 83.1(21.4) 85.9(23.1) 82.7(21.3) 14.1 0.000
SBP (mmHg) 138.9(28.9) 138.9(28.7) 140.2(27.9) 139.6(31.0) 1.8 0.153
DBP (mmHg) 80.9(16.5) 79.9(16.3) 82.2(16.0) 81.3(17.0) 9.7 0.000
Killip Class IV(%) 271(4.1) 100(3.3) 71(2.3) 28(3.9) 15 0.000
LVEF (%) 47(13) 46(13) 47(12) 47(13) 1.5 0.216
  1. *Others: Indigenous (Orang Asli), Kadazan, Melanau, Murut, Bajau, Bidayuh, Iban (minor ethnic groups) and other Malaysians.
  2. +Statistic for one-way ANOVA.
  3. No.(%); all others: Mean (SD).
  4. #P value.
  5. TC: Total cholesterol.
  6. LDL: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol.
  7. HDL: High density lipoproteincholesterol.
  8. TG: Triglyceride.
  9. FBG: Fasting blood glucose.
  10. Trop T: Troponin T.
  11. CK: Creatinine kinase.
  12. LVEF: Left ventricular ejection fraction.