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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience.

Individuals must select their own ethnic group from a table provided to them (please see guidance leaflet). It must not be selected by staff. The information is used to ensure services are targeted appropriately and meet the needs of different groups in Jersey.

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A public information leaflet produced by the Health and Social Care Services Department is available on

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