ANGINA AND HEART ATTACK
For angina, age-standardised risk ratios,
relative to the general population, were significantly lower for Black
Caribbean men (0.32),
and for Chinese men (0.38) and women (0.20). In the general population
and in all minority ethnic groups except Black Caribbean, the prevalence
of angina was much lower among women than among men. Age-standardised
heart attack rates showed a similar pattern to those for angina.
Age-standardised rates of ischaemic heart disease (heart attack
or angina) for all South Asian men combined were over 30% higher
than for men in the general population.
Source: The Health
Survey of England 1999