Table 2

Comparison of Follow-Up Variables in African Americans and Whites

10-Yr F/U VariableWhites [no. (%)]African Americans [no. (%)]p Value
Chest pain8,575 (61%)180 (69%)0.01
Use of nitroglycerin in past year5,194 (62%)129 (73%)0.003
CCS class0.0006
 No angina5,522 (43%)84 (38%)
 I1,546 (12%)20 (9%)
 II3,008 (23%)48 (21%)
 III930 (7%)15 (7%)
 IV1,934 (15%)57 (25%)
Limitation of activities0.41
 None4,541 (33%)75 (32%)
 Intermittent1,633 (12%)23 (10%)
 Mild2,582 (19%)49 (21%)
 Moderate3,126 (23%)63 (27%)
 Severe1,667 (12%)27 (11%)
Hypertension5,120 (40%)174 (69%)<0.0001
Diabetes1,926 (17%)74 (35%)<0.0001
Cerebrovascular disease749 (7%)24 (12%)0.003
Aspirin for heart disease7,068 (50%)100 (38%)0.0002
Diet to lower cholesterol6,498 (49%)100 (42%)0.03
Cholesterol medications2,081 (16%)27 (12%)0.11
Smoked cigarettes in last year2,886 (21%)73 (28%)0.003
Use of estrogen (women only)1,380 (41%)21 (23%)0.0006

CCS = Canadian Cardiovascular Society; F/U = follow-up.