Prevalence of coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and coronary revascularization in older African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, whites, men, and women

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 15;84(8):932-3, A7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00470-1.


The prevalence of coronary artery disease and of peripheral arterial disease was similar in older African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and whites, and the prevalence of ischemic stroke was lower in older whites than in older African-Americans and Hispanics. The prevalence of coronary revascularization in older persons with coronary artery disease was lower in African-Americans than in whites and Hispanics and was lower in women than in men.

MeSH terms

  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Coronary Disease / ethnology*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases / ethnology*
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stroke / ethnology*
  • United States / epidemiology