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Project #114:
Ethnicity Short Data Report

  • Type: Short Data Report
  • Topic areas: Other/indirect impacts of COVID on health/healthcare

Capturing ethnicity information in routine health records is recognized as a necessary pre-requisite to understanding and addressing inequalities in health service usage and outcomes. OpenSAFELY has been, and continues to be, used to support research that delivered urgent results related to the global COVID-19 emergency.

Assessing sample representativeness, consistency and completeness is a critical component of health research and provides context for researchers to understand the validity / applicability of their research.


This study profiles the representativeness, consistency and completeness of routinely collected primary care ethnicity data.

Intended Outputs:

  • Short data report on ethnicity variables
  • Build on data curation / validation framework to support future work

  • Study leads: Colm Andrews
  • Organisation: University of Oxford and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine