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Table 5 Sensitivity, Specificity and Positive Predictive Value of Census Data on Ethnicity

From: Use of name recognition software, census data and multiple imputation to predict missing data on ethnicity: application to cancer registry records

Ethnic group Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive value
White 99.3% 21.4% 96.8%
South Asian 7.4% 99.8% 44.9%
Black 2.3% 99.9% 34.4%
Chinese/Other 0.0% 100.0%  
Mixed 0.0% 100.0%  
  1. Includes 85352 cases where a single ethnic group was recorded in the HES dataset. Census data used to predict ethnic group were: percentage of local population in South Asian, Black, Chinese/Other and Mixed ethnic group at last national census. Individual logistic models (positive outcome threshold: p > = 0.5).