Abstract 021

White (n = 350)South Asian (n = 104)p Value
Age (years)63.7 (7.6)57.1 (11.1)<0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2)29.5 (4.6)28.3 (5.0)0.016
Systolic BP (mmHg)166 (17)156 (20)<0.001
Diastolic BP (mmHg)90 (10)89 (10)0.21
Fasting glucose (mmol/l)6.4 (2.3)7.1 (3.1)0.008
Cholesterol (mmol/l)6.1 (1.2)5.6 (1.1)<0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.7 (1.2–2.5)1.2 (1.0–1.7)0.001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.4 (0.9)1.3 (0.4)0.82
% history of ischaemic heart disease6.07.70.53
% smoking history20.017.3<0.001
% ACE inhibitor therapy49.334.50.015
% beta blocker therapy44.729.80.013
% statin therapy59.650.00.20
% aspirin therapy41.432.10.12
% diabetes history19.442.3<0.001