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Table 2 Demographics and risk factors in white and black stroke populations

From: Differences in the distribution of stroke subtypes in a UK black stroke population – final results from the South London Ethnicity and Stroke Study

  White stroke patients
(n = 1200)
n (%)
Black stroke patients
All
(n = 1200)
n (%)
Caribbean
(n = 809)
n (%)
African
(n = 391)
n (%)
Age, mean years (SD) 74.8 (13.7) 65.1 (13.7) 67.7 (13.1) 59.6 (13.0)
Men, n (%) 599 (49.9) 716 (59.7) 468 (57.8) 248 (63.4)
Hypertension, n (%) 875 (72.9) 1007 (83.9) 682 (84.3) 325 (83.1)
Diabetes, n (%) 219 (18.3) 490 (40.8) 350 (43.3) 140 (35.8)
Hypercholesterolaemia, n (%) 733 (61.1) 673 (56.1) 461 (57.0) 212 (54.2)
Smoking, n (%) 742 (61.8) 485 (40.4) 388 (48.0) 97 (24.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2 mean (SD)a 25.0 (5.8) 27.4 (5.7) 27.3 (5.8) 27.4 (5.5)
Ischaemic heart disease, n (%) 270 (22.5) 149 (12.4) 112 (13.8) 37 (9.5)
Peripheral vascular disease, n (%) 112 (9.3) 51 (4.3) 40 (4.9) 11 (2.8)
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 395 (32.9) 152 (12.7) 111 (13.7) 41 (10.5)
Townsend deprivation index, mean (SD) 2.8 (2.8) 6.6 (3.5) 6.3 (2.9) 7.1 (2.9)
  1. aBody mass index was missing in 381 (31.8 %) and 90 (7.5 %) of white and black patients, respectively