Experience of disease differs across ethnic groups, and ethnicity is a relevant personal characteristic for descriptive epidemiology.
Information about ethnicity and country of birth is omitted from the routine notification of many diseases.
HIV infection and AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis have different incidence rates in different ethnic groups in the United Kingdom.
Omission of ethnic data from surveillance activities allows such differences in incidence to go undetected and unaddressed.
Surveillance data that included ethnic details could guide interventions to reduce inequalities in health between different subpopulations.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Epidémiologie, Surveillance, Ethnie, Minorité, Incidence, Prévention, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Education santé, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Sexually transmitted disease, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Ethnic group, Minority, Incidence, Prevention, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Health education, Public health organization, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0350327
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 12/09/1997.