Table 1

Coronary heart disease risk factors in South Asian men by subgroup, compared with native British men. Reproduced from McKeigue et al,3 with permission

Native BritishSikhPunjabi HinduGujarati HinduMuslimp Value†
†For differences among South Asian subgroups.
WHR, waist:hips girth ratio.
Current smokers (%)304213330<0.001
Diabetes prevalence (%)520192219NS
2 h insulin (mU/I)1939424943NS
Median blood pressure (mm Hg)121128126122120<0.001
Cholesterol (mmol/l)<0.001
Fasting triglyceride (mmol/l)1.481.731.741.491.85 0.02