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Table 1 The enhancement methods used in the analyses

From: Using data linkage to enhance the reporting of cancer outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW, Australia

MethodDescription
Ever reported [7]Recorded as being Aboriginal at least once in any of the data sources.
Most recent record [7]Recorded as being Aboriginal in the most recent record in any of the data sources.
Weight of evidence [2]Recorded as Aboriginal if
1) there are three or more units of information and at least two indicate that the person is Aboriginal;
2) if there are one or 2 units of information and at least one identifies the person as Aboriginal.
Multi-stage median [9]The weight of evidence method is applied in a two-step process: firstly to each dataset individually; and then treating the results for each dataset as units of information.