Table 2—

Coding standard variations in the measurement of ethnicity

MeasurementStudy AStudy BISDNHS
EthnicityWhiteWhite01 - White01 White
Ethnicity subcategoriesScottishEnglishWelshNorthern IrishIrish01E002 Irish01E004 Scottish01E039 Any other White background01E070 Other British01E002 Irish01E004 Scottish01E039 Any other White background – see recording guidance01E070 Other BritishE002 IrishE004 ScottishAny other White background – specifyE070 Other British
  • ISD: Information Services Division of National Health Service National Services Scotland; NHS: National Health Service Data Dictionary (England).