Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Bangladeshi (n=108)Whites (n=263)p Value
Data are absolute number (%) or value (interquartile range).
ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; AMI, acute myocardial infarction; CK, creatine kinase; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; LVF, left ventricular failure.
Age (years)63.0 (12.0)68.0 (19.0)<0.0001
Male sex94 (87.0%)184 (70.0%)0.002
Risk factors
    Smoking77 (71.3%)185 (70.3%) 0.85
    Hypertension47 (43.5%)101 (38.4%) 0.36
    Diabetes54 (50.0%)40 (15.2%)<0.0001
    Family history of IHD14 (13.0%)77 (29.3%) 0.0005
    Previous AMI31 (28.7%)48 (18.3%) 0.0014
Treatment on admission
    Aspirin49 (45.4%)90 (34.2%) 0.04
    β Blockers24 (22.2%)31 (11.8%) 0.011
    ACE inhibitors27 (25.0%)42 (16.0%) 0.042
    Statins14 (13.0%)26 (10.0%) 0.20
Emergency treatment
    Aspirin107 (99.1%)260 (98.9%) 0.84
    β Blockers27 (25.0%)75 (28.5%) 0.50
    Thrombolysis92 (85.2%)212 (80.6%) 0.30
Treatment delay (minutes)
    Door to needle time42.5 (78.0)26.0 (47.7) 0.012
    Pain to needle time64.5 (117.5)63.0 (140.3) 0.63
Discharge medication
    Aspirin97 (90.7%)228 (88.7%) 0.55
    β Blockers69 (65.1%)159 (61.9%) 0.81
    ACE inhibitors71 (67.0%)134 (52.1%) 0.031
    Statins56 (52.8%)155 (60.3%) 0.27
Infarction
    Peak CK rise (IU/l)1001 (1739)813 (1143) 0.10
    LVF27 (25.2%)53 (20.2%) 0.39