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Ethnicity risk factors

This information is common to all 5 diseases.

People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups are up to six times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or stroke, and 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than the wider population.

This means that you should consider intervening to prevent ill health among adults from minority ethnic groups at an earlier stage and also consider cultural influences on their ability to manage the condition.

Pulmonary function differs between ethnic groups.

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