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Table 3-3: Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories Used by State Medica

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu

Table 3-3 Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories Used by State Medicaid and CHIP Programs

OMB Race and Hispanic
Ethnicity Categories
2004: State
Medicaid Programs
Using (out of 21)a
2009: State
Medicaid Programs
Using (out of 33)b
2009: State
CHIP Programs
Using (out of 38)c
White203237
American Indian or Alaska Native203137
Black or African American193237
Hispanic or Latino19d32e35f
Asian163237
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander143036
Other958

OMB = Office of Management and Budget

a Source: Palmer, 2004.
b 37 state applications were available online. Four states provided space to write-in a free-text response, so they are not included in the denominator. Of the remaining 33 states, all applications except one solicited race and ethnicity information with specific category choices.
c 45 state applications were available online. Seven states provided space to write-in a free-text response, so the categories collected by these states are not included. Of the remaining 38 states, all applications except one solicited race and ethnicity information with specific category choices.
d Seven of the 19 states also collected data on Not Hispanic or Latino, indicating differences in using the one-question versus two-question format.
e 18 of the 32 states also collected data on Not Hispanic or Latino, indicating about an equivalent number of states using the one- versus two-question format.
f 18 of the 35 states also collected data on Not Hispanic or Latino.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 3-3: Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories Used by State Medica: Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldata3tab3-3.html