Generic Health Status

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


This chapter examines patterns of generic health status sourced from the decennial censuses. These include age-standardised limiting long-term illness (LLTI) (asked in the 1991, 2001, and 2011 England and Wales censuses) and general health (asked in 2001 and 2011). It compares Black Africans with other ethnic groups and across gender and age subgroups. Age-standardised LLTI is also examined by country of birth using 2001 Census data. Although the ‘Black African’ population is primarily youthful, the chapter reports all-cause mortality by African region of birth and age group. Finally, maternal morbidity, mortality, and the initiation of antenatal care are taken as an example of access to services amongst Black African women.


Asylum Seeker Standardise Mortality Ratio Maternal Morbidity Minority Ethnic Group Severe Maternal Morbidity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Health Services StudiesUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Department of Public HealthUniversity of Liverpool in LondonLondonUK

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