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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:333
  1. Michael King,
  2. Eleanor Coker,
  3. Gerard Leavey
  1. Reader Research fellow Research fellow University Department of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London NW3 2QG

    EDITOR,—We acknowledge the criticisms of our findings for Asians. We were not the first to report raised rates in Asians,1 but we emphasised that our findings were tentative. Clearly, there are cultural differences among Asians from the Indian subcontinent. We grouped them to increase the power of our main comparisons. A professional translater was used when there was a language difficulty. All the Asian patients, however, spoke fluent English.

    We cannot comment on the unpublished findings of D Bhugra and colleagues and of Annie Bartlett and …

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