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Life expectancy of different ethnic groups

Life expectancy is a useful measure of population health but rarely estimated for ethnic minorities due to lack of data. This article aims to calculate life expectancies for ethnic minorities using a data set linking individual records in the Scottish 2001 Census, which records self-reported ethnicity, with subsequent death records.

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Author(s): Laurence Gruer, Geneviève Cézard, Esta Clark, Anne Douglas, Markus Steiner,3 Andrew Millard, Duncan Buchanan, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Aziz Sheikh and Raj Bhopal
Publisher: BMJ
Publication date: July 2016