Important considerations in the use of ethnicity as a study variable.

Abstract

Ethnicity is widely used as a study variable by community health researchers. However, there is little consistency in the definition of ethnicity and the process by which ethnicity is assigned. Potential problems in the use of ethnicity as a study variable are discussed as well as suggestions for improvements.

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@article{Edwards1992ImportantCI, title={Important considerations in the use of ethnicity as a study variable.}, author={Nathan C. Edwards}, journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique}, year={1992}, volume={83 1}, pages={31-3} }