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Table 1 Demographic and baseline screening information for SA-CHAMP participants

From: Feasibility of community-based screening for cardiovascular disease risk in an ethnic community: the South Asian Cardiovascular Health Assessment and Management Program (SA-CHAMP)

Characteristic All Female Male
  N = 238 N = 122 N = 116
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years)    
 45–59 81 (34) 36 (30) 45 (39)
 60–79 142 (60) 79 (65) 63 (54)
 80 or older 15 (6) 7 (6) 8 (7)
Program language of choice    
 English 170 (71) 82 (67) 88 (76)
 Gujarati 41 (17) 31 (25) 10 (9)
 Punjabi 20 (8) 2 (2) 18 (16)
 Dari 4 (2) 4 (3) -
 Hindi 3 (1) 3 (3) -
Reported history of CVD* 24 (10) 9 (7) 15 (13)
Reported history of stroke/TIA 5 (2) 1 (1) 4 (4)
Parent or sibling with myocardial infarction or stroke before age 60 67 (28) 37 (30) 30 (26)
Current smoker or quit within 3 months 11 (5) - 11 (10)
Reported history of hypercholesterolemia 116 (49) 54 (44) 62 (54)
Reported history of diabetes 55 (23) 28 (23) 27 (23)
Reported history of hypertension 124 (52) 70 (57) 54 (47)
Elevated systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure 86 (36) 47 (39) 39 (34)
Controlled TC/HDL § 99 (42) 73 (60) 26 (11)
Estimated 10-year CVD risk    
 low-moderate (<=20%) 57 (24) 50 (41) 7 (6)
 high (>20%) 181 (76) 72 (59) 109 (94)
  mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)
  range range range
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 129 (18.9) 131 (18.8) 127 (18.9)
94-185 97-184 94-185
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 75 (10.4) 74 (9.6) 77 (11.1)
50-116 53-96 50-116
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.41 (1.1) 5.57 (1.2) 5.25 (1.1)
2.59-9.91 2.85-9.91 2.59-9.37
HDL (mmol/L) 1.12 (0.35) 1.23 (0.33) 0.99 (0.33)
  0.39-2.06 0.47-2.06 0.39-2.03
  median (IQR ) range median (IQR ) range median (IQR ) range
TC/HDL 4.7 (3.8-6.5) 4.4 (3.5-5.4) 5.3 (4.2-7.1)
  2.4-16 6 2.4-14.0 2.5-16.7
  1. * CVD: cardiovascular disease.
  2. † TIA: transient ischemic attack.
  3. Elevated systolic blood pressure: > = 140 mm Hg (non-diabetic) or > = 130 mm Hg (diabetic); elevated diastolic blood pressure: > = 90 mm Hg (non-diabetic) or > = 80 mm Hg (diabetic).
  4. § Controlled TC/HDL: < 4 for high risk participants; < 6 for low-moderate risk participants.
  5. IQR: interquartile range.