Most British non-white groups are less healthy than white people, census data show

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 11 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6160
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

New research has shown the widespread health inequalities among different ethnic minority groups in England and Wales, with most non-white groups “consistently more unhealthy” than white groups, with the exception of Chinese people, who are the healthiest of all.

Researchers at the University of Manchester examined census data spanning two decades and found that the prevalence of long term illness was consistently 10% higher among Pakistani and Bangladeshi women than among white …

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