Table 1

Demographics and biochemical data in BAME and white British populations

BAME (n=122)White (n=45)P value
Age (years)58 (53–64)73 (64–81)<0.0001
Male n (%)84 (69%)29 (64%)NS
C reactive protein (mg/L)114.5 (69.3–191.4)62 .4 (23.7–185.2)NS
Troponin T (ng/L)19.0 (8.2–52.2)35.0 (16.0–74.0)0.02
NT-pro BNP (pg/mL)*221.5 (97.5–880.5)427 (133.5–2797)NS
ITU admissions n (%)35 (29%)12 (27%)NS
  • *BAME (n=32) and White (n=11).

  • BAME, Black, Asian and minority ethnic; ITU, intensive therapy unit; NS, not significant; NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide.