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Table 1 Main characteristics of participants, by ethnic group

From: Comparative levels and time trends in blood pressure, total cholesterol, Body Mass Index and smoking among Caucasian and South-Asian participants of a UK primary-care based cardiovascular risk factor screening programme

  Men Women
Baseline characteristic Caucasian (n = 36,890) South-Asian (n = 381) Caucasian (n = 33,597) South-Asian (n = 499)
Mean Age (years) 45.6 (IQR: 39.0–52.0) 44.2 (IQR: 37.0–50.0) 45.7 (IQR: 39.0–53.0) 43.7 (IQR: 38.0–50.0)
% of first screening episodes curing "prevalence round" 1989–1993 65.3% 53.3% 69.0% 54.6%
Ascertainment completeness (%)     
BMI 83.2% 79.4% 80.5% 77.7%
Total Cholesterol 58.8% 52.3% 53.5% 47.2%
Smoking status 83.7% 79.2% 81.0% 76.1%
  1. IQR: Inter-quartile range, BMI: Body Mass Index.