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dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Judith
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Anne
dc.contributor.authorCezard, Genevieve
dc.contributor.authorBhopal, Raj
dc.identifier.citationFernandez , J , Douglas , A , Cezard , G & Bhopal , R 2014 , ' Epidemiology data from the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS) ' , Open Health Data , vol. 2 , e8 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 249995009
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4f73b9f4-0f19-4d28-a6e1-f7c642d1f2de
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:27C573718EF0E8925784846741A74EF4
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3011-7416/work/60196723
dc.description.abstractWe linked the 2001 Scottish Census, which contains ethnicity, socio-economic and demographic data to health and death records, creating an anonymised retrospective cohort study of 4.65 million people to assess the association between ethnicity and health outcomes in Scotland. The databases contain data mostly from hospital discharge and mortality records, but also from other registers. The databases are stored in a safe haven at the National Records of Scotland (NRS). NRS is currently exploring the feasibility of making Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS) data open access while ensuring that the same level of confidentiality is maintained. If SHELS becomes open access it could be reused, with the appropriate approvals, to assess the influence of other socio-economic or demographic measures on the Scottish population?s health.
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dc.rights© 2014 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleEpidemiology data from the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Linkage Study (SHELS)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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