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Table 2 Differences in physician-diagnosed medical conditions among blacks in the MetSO cohort based on birthplace (foreign-born blacks and US-born blacks)

From: Effect of birthplace on cardiometabolic risk among blacks in the Metabolic Syndrome Outcome Study (MetSO)

Variable FBB USB X2 p
Hypertension  % 91.9 92.6 0.182 0.670
Dyslipidemia  % 75.6 71.7 1.757 0.185
Diabetes  % 63.1 55.7 5.172 0.023*
Obesity  % 66.4 74.9 9.802 0.007**
Heart disease  % 26.5 37.5 12.885 <0.001***
Stroke  % 8.3 10.1 0.859 0.354
  1. Hypertension, BP >140 mmHg; dyslipidemia, total cholesterol >200 mg/dL ad triglycerides >150 mg.dL; diabetes, type 2 diabetes; obesity, BMI >30 kg/m2; heart disease, ever had a physician diagnosis or history of heart disease; stroke, ever had a physician diagnosis or history of stroke
  2. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001