Table 2

Nature of chest pain and interpretation of symptoms by racial group

Bangladeshi (n=32)Whites (n=31)χ2 p Value
Site of pain
    Central13 (40.6%)27 (87.1%)0.0006
    Left sided11 (34.4%) 1 (3.2%)
    Other 8 (25.0%) 3 (9.7%)
Character of pain
    Typical 8 (25.0%)18 (58.1%)0.0132
    Non-classic24 (75.0%)13 (41.9%)
Interpretation of symptoms
    AMI15 (46.9%)14 (45.2%)0.99
    Other17 (53.1%)17 (54.8%)
Initial response
    Sought health care advice15 (46.9%) 8 (25.8%)0.20
    Sought family advice12 (37.5%)19 (61.3%)
    Other 5 (15.6%) 4 (12.9%)