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Abstract

The aim of the survey was to describe the social and economic conditions of Britain's main ethnic minority groups, including their health, and to compare these with the social and economic conditions of the white majority, to explore diversity among different ethnic minority groups, to describe perceptions and experience of racial discrimination and social harassment.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Household structure, neighbourhoods and quality of housing, education, employment, health, racial harassment and discrimination, and ethnic identity
Variables

Household structure, neighbourhoods and quality of housing, education, employment, health, racial harassment and discrimination, and ethnic identity.

Keywords
England and Wales, academic achievement, accidents, adults, advanced level examinations, africa, age, aggressiveness, alcohol consumption, alcoholism, anthropometric data, anxiety, application for employment, arts education, asian languages, asians, assault, attitudes, bedrooms, black people, boys' schools, cardiovascular diseases, care of dependants, caribbean
Identifier Variables
Electoral ward, standard regions
Area of Health System
Other
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Social and Community Planning Research
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1993, 1994
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Ethnic minority: 5,400 (target), 5,196 (obtained). White: 2,500 (target), 2,867 (obtained) adults aged 16 years and over who have Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Chinese family origins, and also a white comparison sample

Availability
ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]Survey+of+Ethnic+Minorities
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk
Publications
Nazroo JY. Rethinking the relationship between ethnicity and mental health: the British Fourth National Survey of Ethnic Minorities. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 1998; 33: 145-148