Table 1

Patient characteristics by ethnicity

White
(n=630)
South Asian
(n=488)
Chinese
(n=216)
P value
Age, mean (SD), years65.9 (13.0)62.2 (12.5)65.1 (12.6)<0.0001
Male276 (43.8%)355 (72.8%)154 (71.3%)<0.0001
English Language Survey630 (100%)440 (90.2%)161 (74.5%)<0.0001
Immigration status<0.0001
 Canadian-born455 (72.1%)11 (2.3%)10 (4.6%)
 Immigrant <20 years15 (2.4%)189 (38.8%)81 (36.6%)
 Immigrant >20 years160 (25.4%)288 (59.0%)123 (56.9%)
 None documented1 (0.25)02 (0.9%)
Marital status<0.0001
 Married/Common law362 (57.4%)383 (78.5%)174 (80.6%)
 Other269 (42.7%)105 (21.6%)42 (19.5%)
Highest level education0.0001
 None8 (1.3%)31 (6.4%)7 (3.2%)
 <High school94 (14.9%)83 (17.0%)41 (19.0%)
>High school529 (83.9%)374 (76.7%)168 (77.8%)
 None documented000
Current smoker123 (19.5%)53 (10.9%)27 (12.5%)0.0002
Extent of coronary artery disease<0.0001
 Normal/<50% disease92 (14.6%)50 (10.3%)36 (16.7%)
 1–2-vessel disease148 (23.5%)91 (18.7%)33 (15.3%)
 3-vessel disease/LAD272 (43.2%)293 (60.0%)109 (50.5%)
 Left main11 (1.8%)4 (0.8%)10 (4.6%)
 Not entered/missing107 (17.0%)50 (10.3%)28 (13.0%)
Diabetes193 (30.6%)224 (45.9%)64 (29.6%)<0.0001
Chronic renal disease74 (11.7%)45 (9.2%)18 (8.3%)0.229
Acute coronary syndrome0.187
 Unstable angina205 (32.5%)132 (27.1%)61 (28.2%)
  Non-STEMI228 (36.2%)208 (42.6%)83 (38.4%)
  STEMI188 (29.8%)145 (29.7%)68 (31.5%)
  Unspecified9 (1.5%)3 (0.6%)4 (1.8%)
  • LAD, left anterior descending artery; STEMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction.