Does ethnic origin have an independent impact on hypertension and diabetic complications?

@article{Baskar2006DoesEO,
  title={Does ethnic origin have an independent impact on hypertension and diabetic complications?},
  author={Varadarajan Baskar and Desikan Kamalakannan and Martin R. Holland and Baldev M. Singh},
  journal={Diabetes, obesity & metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={214-9}
}
AIM The morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular complications in diabetes reputedly differ with ethnicity. We have evaluated the prevalence of hypertension and vascular complications amongst Afro-Caribbean (AC), Caucasian (C) and Indo-Asian (IA) ethnic subgroups of a district's diabetes population to estimate the impact of ethnic origin as an independent risk variable. METHODS Of the 6485 registered adult individuals, 6047 had ethnic data available and belonged to one of the three ethnic… CONTINUE READING