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J Epidemiol Community Health. 1986 Dec;40(4):364-8.

What's in a name? Accuracy of using surnames and forenames in ascribing Asian ethnic identity in English populations.

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  • 1Department of Child Health, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham.

Abstract

The sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of using characteristic names to ascribe Asian ethnic identity was tested for three data sets with different Asian populations. The technique was found to have high reliability, particularly if both first and second names were used.

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