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Table 4 Hazard ratios (HRs) adjusted for age, relative to White Scottish of hospital readmission for asthma following a first hospital admission of asthma during the study period (i.e. 1/5/2001–31/4/2010) in men and women

From: Ethnic variations in asthma hospital admission, readmission and death: a retrospective, national cohort study of 4.62 million people in Scotland

  Males Females
Ethnic group Number of readmissions Overall readmission Number of readmissions Overall readmission
   HR and 95 % CI   HR and 95 % CI
White Scottish 13,795 1.00 (. .) 22,115 1.00 (. .)
Other White British 1,040 1.00 (0.93–1.07) 1,740 1.03 (0.98–1.08)
White Irish 130 0.91 (0.76–1.08) 225 0.97 (0.84–1.16)
Other White 140 0.99 (0.83–1.18) 200 0.86 (0.74–0.99)
Any mixed background 45 1.37 (1.02–1.83) 50 0.97 (0.73–1.13)
Indian 45 0.79 (0.59–1.07) 50 0.79 (0.60–1.06)
Pakistani 145 1.00 (0.84–1.18) 170 1.07 (0.91–1.25)
Other South Asian 20 0.75 (0.49–1.17) 30 1.20 (0.84–1.71)
African Origin 10 0.68 (0.36–1.26) 35 1.56 (1.11–2.20)
Chinese 25 1.27 (0.87–1.85) 20 0.76 (0.49–1.16)
All Other Ethnic Group 15 0.93 (0.56–1.55) 20 0.99 (0.62–1.57)