Surname lists to identify South Asian and Chinese ethnicity from secondary data in Ontario, Canada: a validation study

@inproceedings{Shah2010SurnameLT,
  title={Surname lists to identify South Asian and Chinese ethnicity from secondary data in Ontario, Canada: a validation study},
  author={Baiju R. Shah and Maria Chiu and Shubarna Amin and Meera Ramani and Sharon A. Sadry and Jack Ven Tu},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Surname lists are useful for identifying cohorts of ethnic minority patients from secondary data sources. This study sought to develop and validate lists to identify people of South Asian and Chinese origin. METHODS Comprehensive lists of South Asian and Chinese surnames were reviewed to identify those that uniquely belonged to the ethnic minority group. Surnames that were common in other populations, communities or ethnic groups were specifically excluded. These surname lists were… CONTINUE READING
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