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Table 1 NHS Choices language dataset for England

From: Does the availability of a South Asian language in practices improve reports of doctor-patient communication from South Asian patients? Cross sectional analysis of a national patient survey in English general practices

Ethnic group (Assigned language set)Ɨ

Language (NHS Choices dataset)

Number of single and multi-doctor practices offering

% of all English practices offeringƗƗ

Number of single-doctor practices offering

% of single-doctor practices offeringƗƗƗ

Bangladeshi

 

229

2.73

31

2.96

 

Bengali

221

2.64

31

2.96

 

Bangladeshi

8

0.10

0

0.00

Pakistani

 

890

10.61

152

14.50

 

Urdu

752

8.97

135

12.88

 

Punjabi or Panajabi*

613

7.31

96

9.16

 

Mirpuri

18

0.21

5

0.48

 

Sindhi

14

0.17

1

0.10

 

Pushto or Pashto*

15

0.18

6

0.57

 

Kashmiri

9

0.11

4

0.38

Indian

 

1086

12.95

206

19.66

 

Hindi

884

10.54

174

16.60

 

Punjabi or Panajabi**

454

5.41

73

6.97

 

Gujarati

303

3.61

55

5.25

 

Tamil

222

2.65

36

3.44

 

Malayalam

52

0.62

9

0.86

 

Marathi

46

0.55

7

0.67

 

Kannada

44

0.52

8

0.76

 

Telugu

44

0.52

6

0.57

 

Assamese

8

0.10

1

0.10

 

Oriya

4

0.05

1

0.10

Total number of practices offering a South Asian language (i.e., Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian)

1,354

16.14

236

22.52

  1. ƗLanguages were categorised by ethnic group after (a) reviewing literature on common languages spoken in the UK by South Asians, and (b) reviewing common languages spoken in the origin country (Bangladesh, Pakistan and India) using data from the World Factbook 2013-14 (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2098.html).
  2. ƗƗTotal practice in England = 8,387.
  3. ƗƗƗTotal single-handed practices in our analysis = 1,048.
  4. *This language was assigned to the Pakistani ethnic group, since majority of the doctors offering it also spoke another Pakistani language.
  5. **Punjabi or Panajabi was also present alongside another Indian language.