Table 1

Ethnic composition of medical and general population in the UK (percentages)

This survey of doctors*NHS medical survey (21)2001 UK Census
 Any white background77.371.592.1
Asian or Asian British16.112.04.0
 Any other Asian3.00.4
Black or black British1.81.32.0
 Any other black0.10.2
Chinese or other
 Any other1.11.90.4
Not stated9.0
N3681 (52 missing)59 71958 789 194
  • * Weighted by speciality.

  • Mixed=White and black Caribbean, White and black African, White and Asian.