The objectives of this study were to develop and test surname lists for identifying Chinese ancestry.
The Ontario all-cause mortality database for the period 1982-1989 was randomly split into source and test data sets.
Frequencies by birthplace were compiled for each surname in the source data set, by sex, and the surnames were weighted based on their positive likelihood ratios.
Lists of Chinese surnames were then assembled based on varying cutoff levels, and screening performance indicators for each list were calculated, including sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, post-test odds, positive likelihood ratio, and yield.
The internally generated lists were evaluated in the test data set.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Homme, Chinois, Ontario, Mortalité, Origine ethnique, Nom famille, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodology, Human, Chinese, Ontario, Mortality, Ethnic origin, Canada, North America, America
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