wiki:Hicdep_1.80/TableBas/FieldEthnic

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ETHNIC field

containing table
tblBAS
explanation of variable
Ethnicity of patient
format of data
numeric. see coding table for valid codings.
exists since HICDEP version
1.30

Coding Table

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CodeEthnicity of patient
10White
20Black
21Black African
22Black Caribbean
30Hispanic
40Asian
50Americas
60Indigenous
10201+2
10401+4
20302+3
30403+4
98Prohibited
99Unknown

Limitations

The definition of ethnicity is complex and there is no ideal definition for all countries and for all times. As described by many authors, ethnicity is a fluid and imprecise concept heavily influenced by societal views. If definition of ethnicity is complex, inevitably its categorization will be complex too. The definition and categorization used in HICDEP acknowledges these limitations and aims by no means to solve the intense international debate of this issue. We suggest users to ask themselves “why is this variable necessary to answer my research question?” to avoid some of the common mistakes highlighted in the publications below.

  1. Ahdieh L, Hahn RA. Use of the terms ‘race’, ‘ethnicity’, and ‘national origins’: a review of articles in the American Journal of Public Health, 1980–1989. Ethnicity and Health 1996; 1:95–8
  2. Bhopal R. J. Epidemiol. Community Health 2004; 58:441–445
  3. Cooper RS, Kaufman JS, Ward R. Race and Genomics. N Engl J Med 2003; 348; 12: 1166-1170
  4. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Improving HIV data comparability in migrant populations and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA/EFTA countries: findings from a literature review and expert panel. Stockholm: ECDC; 2011.www.ecdc.europa.eu