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Table 2 Incidence rate and number of first admissions for acute MI* in Scotland between 1st May 2001 and 31st December 2003 by sex and ethnic group.

From: Record linked retrospective cohort study of 4.6 million people exploring ethnic variations in disease: myocardial infarction in South Asians

  Non South Asians South Asians
  Rate (Admissions/1000 population/year) Number of cases Census population ** Rate (Admissions/1000 population/year) Number of cases Census population **
Female       
25 to 34 0.03 29 320,018 0.00 0 3,519
35 to 44 0.20 199 366,337 0.28 2 2,647
45 to 54 0.68 584 322,103 1.36 6 1,653
55 to 64 2.00 1408 264,030 3.49 8 860
65 to 74 5.05 3043 225,973 8.39 10 447
75 to 84 11.33 4605 152,421 24.19 8 124
85 and over 21.92 3406 58,266 42.86 4 35
Crude rate, all ages 2.91 13276 1,709,148 1.53 38 9,285
Standardised rate (95% CI), all ages 2.56 (2.51, 2.60)   4.86 (3.05, 6.67)  
Male       
25 to 34 0.12 86 278,236 0.00 0 3,328
35 to 44 0.69 609 332,767 1.58 11 2,612
45 to 54 2.36 1948 308,996 2.56 12 1,756
55 to 64 5.43 3525 243,602 6.36 20 1,179
65 to 74 10.28 5091 185,773 15.29 27 662
75 to 84 18.77 4726 94,429 42.55 16 141
85 and over 31.05 1710 20,655 26.79 2 28
Crude rate, all ages 4.53 17696 1,464,458 3.40 88 9,706
Standardised rate (95% CI), all ages 5.00 (4.93, 5.08)   7.71 (5.68, 9.75)  
  1. * acute MI defined as ICD10 code I21 in the principal diagnostic position
  2. ** restricted to those successfully linked to a Community Health Index record