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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