CPRD Ethnicity Records

Our CPRD Ethnicity Records are now available, to help make best use of ethnicity data that is available for research.

Reliable and accurate ethnicity data is essential, to understand ethnic inequalities in health and to adapt health services for the needs of underserved ethnic groups.

The CPRD Ethnicity Record lists categorised ethnicity for all patients in CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum for whom ethnicity data is available in either primary care or secondary care records. CPRD Ethnicity Records are algorithm derived datasets that maximise the number of patients with an ethnicity categorisation and provide a standardised procedure for ethnicity categorisation when using CPRD databases.

Further information about CPRD Ethnicity Records is available on our algorithm derived data web page.

The web page also includes links to useful publications, including our recently published paper:

Shiekh SI, Harley M, Ghosh RE, Ashworth M, Myles P, Booth HP, and Axson EL. Completeness, agreement, and representativeness of ethnicity recording in the United Kingdom’s Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and linked Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Popul Health Metr. 2023 Mar 14;21(1).

Please contact enquiries@cprd.com if you have any questions.