Variables Triglycerides
( ≥ 1.7 mmol/L)
Hypertension
(systolic>130 mm Hg or diastolic >80 mm Hg)
  Swedish Assyrian/Syrian   Swedish
 
Assyrian/Syrian
           
Mean 2.1 (1.0) 1.7 (1.0)   136.2 (17.3)/
78.5 (11.3)
137.0 (15.6)/
78.6 (9.1)
           
Totals 61.5a 39.7   77.0 58.0
Age          
32-59 56.0 37.0   76.3 47.5
60-69 67.0 38.5   69.5 62.0
≥70 62.0 47.1   84.1 71.1
           
Sex          
Women 68.3 40.0   76.3 54.2
Men 56.5 39.5   77.2 61.0
           
BMI          
Normal 37.0 32.0   78.0 55.0
Overweight 65.2 45.2   80.3 52.0
Obese 66.1 39.0   75.0 61.2
           
Abdominal obesity          
Women (>88) 68.4 41.0   75.0 54.4
Men (>102) 58.0 41.5   82.0 60.4
           
Total physical activity (hours/week)          
≤ 2 70.2 45.4   78.1 58.0
3-5 57.0 32.0   76.3 57.0
≥ 6 43.0 33.3   75.0 67.0
           
Alcohol consumption          
High 100.0 25.0   100.0 67.0
Moderate 61.2 33.3   78.5 56.3
Never 61.1 46.0   77.0 57.5
           
Smoking          
Daily smoker 52.0 26.0   69.0 52.0
Nonsmoker 65.0 43.0   81.6 57.0
aBolt number indicate a statistically significant difference between Swedes and Assyrians/Syrians
Table 2: Prevalence (%) and means (standard deviations) of the outcome variables elevated triglycerides and hypertension in Assyrian/Syrian and Swedish patients with type 2 diabetes by ethnicity.