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Estimates of Ethnic Mortality in the UK

Rees, P. and Wohland, P. (2008) Estimates of Ethnic Mortality in the UK. Working Paper. The School of Geography , The University of Leeds.

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Abstract

This paper develops the first estimates of the mortality risks experienced by the UK's ethnic populations at local scale. Two estimations were developed. In the first, 2001 Census data on limiting long-term illness is used as a predictor of mortality levels. The second estimation used the geographical distribution of ethnic group populations across local areas with local mortality to reconstruct national mortality rates by ethnicity, which were then used to estimate local ethnic mortality. A comparison of the two approaches indicated the method based on illness rates produced more variation and hence was preferred to the flatter estimates of the geographically weighted method. The local SMRs produced for each ethnic group were linked to full life tables to produce a comprehensive set of ethnic group life tables for 432 local authority areas in 2001.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the School of Geography, University Of Leeds
Keywords: Ethnicity, Mortality, Estimates, Standardized Illness Ratios, Standardized Mortality Ratios, Local Authorites, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > School of Geography (Leeds) > Geography Working Papers
Depositing User: Mr CIC Carson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2008 16:14
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 08:16
Published Version: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/wpapers/
Status: Published
Publisher: The School of Geography
Identification Number: School of Geography Working Paper 08/04
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4977

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