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Table 1 Demographic data by blood pressure group and by nationality and gender.

From: Under- treatment and under diagnosis of hypertension: a serious problem in the United Arab Emirates

Ethnicity Numbers (N) Blood pressure groups
  Life style risk factors Normotensives SR Hypertensives Incident Hypertensives
   M F M F M F
Emirates N 36 34 56 60 20 13
  Regular Exercise (%) 36 44 32 38 80 77
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 3 0 18 2 25 0
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 3 0 5 3 5 0
Non Gulf Arabs N 82 33 29 12 48 22
  Regular Exercise (%) 60 75 48 50 56 59
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 22 13 24 0 27 0
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 0 9 3 0 0 0
Africans N 44 10 54 15 22 6
  Regular Exercise (%) 73 80 63 33 68 67
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 20 0 20 0 14 0
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 2 0 2 0 9 0
Asians N 109 52 82 29 61 9
  Regular Exercise (%) 68 65 57 41 67 56
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 18 0 17 0 21 0
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 17 0 17 3 23 0
Caucasians N 10 9 1 2 10 3
  Regular Exercise (%) 90 100 0 50 100 100
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 20 22 100 0 0 33
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 90 67 100 50 100 33
Far East Asians N 0 5 4 5 2 0
  Regular Exercise (%) 0 80 75 60 100 0
  Cigarette Smoking (%) 0 0 25 20 0 0
  Alcohol Consumption (%) 0 20 25 40 50 0
  1. Note: Incident hypertensives are self-reported normotensives with high blood pressure.