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Ethnicity of the deceased person

Ethnicity of the deceased person

The statistics that have been published

An assessment of The quality of the data for 2012 to 2014 concluded that they were not suitable for calculating reliable mortality rates for most ethnicities. It follows that these statistics must be used with considerable caution.

The figures for each year are available from the relevant edition of Vital Events Reference Table 5.4 (Deaths by sex, age and ethnic group, Scotland), which can be found via the following links on the NRS Web Archive:

Presentations by a National Records of Scotland (NRS) Statistician, which provide a few of the results that were available at the time, plus some information about the collection of the data, are available via the following links:

  • Ethnic and Health Research Conference, Edinburgh, 21 November 2012 (PDF 123 Kb)
  • Migrant and Ethnic Health Research, Glasgow, 24 September 2015 (PDF 138 Kb)
  • World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, Edinburgh, 17-19 May 2018
    (PDF 80.6 Kb)

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