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Adjusting for underenumeration in the 1991 census

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.394 (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:394
  1. Morven Leese,
  2. Linda Loftus,
  3. Graham Thornicroft
  1. Statistician Data manager Director Psychiatric Research in Service Measurement (PRiSM), Insitute of Psychiatry, London SE5 8AF

    EDITOR,--The problem of non-random under-enumeration in the 1991 census has recently been highlighted in the BMJ.1 2 This problem may be substantial for certain groups in the population. Glover pointed out that the population figures for black Caribbeans, especially young men, may be substantially underestimated.3 Such issues are important for those concerned with estimating the differential prevalence of diseases among minority groups. We, for example, are estimating the prevalence of psychosis among different ethnic groups in two inner …

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