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Report highlights needs of minority groups

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:348

People from black and minority ethnic groups are less likely than the general population to be taking steps to maintain or improve their health, according to a report from the Health Education Authority. The report says that debilitating longstanding illness is also more common among these groups.

The findings are the result of a survey of 3500 adults commissioned by the Health Education Authority and carried out by the Market and Opinion Research Institute in 1992–3. The survey looked at demographic factors, perceptions of …

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