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Ethnic Minorities Have Equal Access to Bariatric Surgery in the UK and Ireland.
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PMID:  23462861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Under-representation of ethnic minority groups in bariatric surgery rates has been reported in the USA. Ethnic minorities form 7.9 % of the UK population, but comparable data on provision of bariatric surgery for these groups have not previously been reported in the UK. We calculated an estimate of rates of bariatric surgery amongst ethnic groups in the UK and Ireland using data from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry and census data from the UK and Ireland. The number of procedures recorded per 1,000 morbidly obese patients was 5.2 for Caucasian patients, 5.2 for Asian patients and 5.2 for Black patients. The identical rates across different ethnic groups suggest that bariatric services are provided equitably in the UK, with ethnic minority groups achieving equal access.
Authors:
Oliver J Old; Richard J Egan; Sally A Norton; Justin D T Morgan
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7AN, UK, oliverold@doctors.net.uk.
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