Skip to main content

Table 3 Rates of recording of ethnicity by patient group

From: Detecting referral and selection bias by the anonymous linkage of practice, hospital and clinic data using Secure and Private Record Linkage (SAPREL): case study from the evaluation of the Improved Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service

  In-depth study cohort CMHP IAPT clinic referral Use hospital services GP list population
No ethnicity code/not stated 113 68.1% 394 35.2% 5732 46.9% 23205 38.6% 62389 41.0%
White 48 28.9% 536 47.9% 4940 40.5% 21318 35.4% 49127 32.3%
Mixed 0 0.0% 10 0.9% 78 0.6% 605 1.0% 1432 0.9%
Asian or Asian British 5 3.0% 91 8.1% 710 5.8% 7470 12.4% 19550 12.8%
Black or Black British 0 0.0% 78 7.0% 639 5.2% 6345 10.5% 15957 10.5%
Chinese/other ethnic group 0 0.0% 9 0.8% 111 0.9% 1200 2.0% 3847 2.5%
Total 166 100% ### 100% 12210 100% 60143 100% 152302 100%
  1. Over two-thirds of the in-depth study cohort do not have ethnicity recorded in their GP record