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Smoking habits of ethnic groups lead to higher risk of heart disease

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1397
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Smoking, one of the many increased risk factors for coronary heart disease, is much higher among Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi, and Irish men than in the general population for England, according to the British Heart Foundation's latest statistics on coronary heart disease. And Bangladeshi men are at the highest risk of all because of their smoking habit.

    The proportion of Irish women smoking is also higher than the general female population, putting them at greater risk too.

    The ethnic …

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