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Glucose, or blood sugar, was measured in a fasting blood sample taken from adults aged 35 and over. High levels of glucose are associated with a high incidence of cardiovascular disease.
The age-standardised mean glucose of all minority ethnic groups, except Black Caribbean men and Irish men and women, was higher than that of the general population. The highest age-standardised ratio among men was for Bangladeshis (1.18); among women it was highest for Pakistanis (1.25).

Source: The Health Survey of England 1999