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Concepts and terminology in ethnicity, race and health: Be aware of the ongoing debate

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Raj Bhopal CBE, Professor Judith Rankin


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Although the expansion of the scientific literature in the field of ethnicity, race and health is welcome, it has been weakened by the diverse and inconsistent terms used to describe a group or individual's ethnicity. Further, a clear definition of what is meant by the terms ethnicity and race in publications is often lacking, making it difficult to compare studies. This problem is leading to much debate in the USA and the UK. Journal editors and researchers need to be aware of these debates, and actively involved in resolving problems and raising standards. © British Dental Journal 1999.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Bhopal R, Rankin J

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 1999

Volume: 186

Issue: 10

Pages: 483-484

Print publication date: 22/05/1999

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4800147

PubMed id: 10379073