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Table H-1: Language Assistance Data Base (LADB), based on CDC Race/Ethnicity Codes and ISO Language Codes (by Otilia Tiutin, Manager of Cultural & Linguistic Services)

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement

Race CodeRace Description
(For mixed race use boxes, can choose up to 3 categories)
R5White/Caucasian
E1Hispanic or Latino
R3Black or African American
R2Asian
R1American Indian or Alaska Native
R4Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
R9Other Race
RZUnknown/Not Provided
EYDecline to state

Ethnic CodeEthnicity Description
Top 15 in Order of Frequency
21089European
00017American
21352Hispanic/Latino
21485Mexican
21782Latin American
20560Black
20586African American
20479Vietnamese
20297Asian Indian
21212Iranian
20362Filipino
21295Arab
20412Laotian
20347Chinese
00016Russian
Ethnic Codes and Description in Alphabetical Order
21261Afghanistani
20602African
20586African American
21386Andalusian
00017American
21295Arab
21667Argentinean
21097Armenian
20297Asian Indian
21196Assyrian
21394Asturian
20677Bahamian
20305Bangladeshi
20685Barbadian
21428Belearic Islander
20313Bhutanese
20560Black
21675Bolivian
00005Bosnian
20610Botswanan
00029Brazillian
20321Burmese
20339Cambodian
21634Canal Zone
21451Canarian
20925Carolinian
21402Castillian
21410Catalonian
21550Central American
21626Central American Indian
20883Chamorro
21519Chicano
21683Chilean
20347Chinese
20974Chuukese
21691Colombian
21568Costa Rican
21766Criollo
21824Cuban
00000Decline to state
20701Dominica Islander
20693Dominican
21840Dominican
21709Ecuadorian
21204Egyptian
21105English
20628Ethiopian
21089European
21014Fijian
20362Filipino
21113French
21436Gallego
21121German
20875Guamanian
20867Guamanian or Chamorro
21576Guatemalan
20719Haitian
20022Hindi
21352Hispanic/Latino
20370Hmong
21584Honduran
20388Indonesian
21212Iranian
21220Iraqi
21139Irish
21279Israeili
21147Italian
20487Iwo Jiman
20727Jamaican
20396Japanese
20966Kiribati
20404Korean
20933Kosraean
00013Kurdish
21527La Raza
20412Laotian
21782Latin American
21238Lebanese
20636Liberian
20529Madagascar
20420Malaysian
20495Maldivian
20891Mariana Islander
20909Marshallese
21006Melanesian
21485Mexican
21493Mexican American
21535Mexican American Indian
21501Mexicano
20859Micronesian
21188Middle Eastern or North African
00026Mixtec, Mexican Indian
20644Namibian
20792Native Hawaiian
20503Nepalese
21048New Hebrides
21592Nicaraguan
20651Nigerian
20438Okinawan
00002Other Ethnicity
00030Other Latino
20446Pakistani
20917Palauan
21246Palestinian
21600Panamanian
21022Papau New Guinean
21717Paraguayan
21725Peruvian
20941Pohnpeian
21154Polish
20784Polynesian
00014Portuguese
21808Puerto Rican
00027Punjabi, India
00016Russian
20958Saipanese
21618Salvadoran
20800Samoan
21162Scottish
20511Singaporean
21030Solomon Islander
21659South American
21758South American Indian
21378Spaniard
21469Spanish Basque
20453Sri Lankan
21253Syrian
20818Tahitian
20354Taiwanese
20461Thai
20735Tobagoan
20834Tokelauan
20826Tongan
20743Trinidadian
00001Unknown
21733Uruguayan
21444Valencian
21741Venezuelan
20479Vietnamese
20750West Indian
00025Yao, Mien
20982Yapese
20669Zairean

Note: For more information on CCHP's Language Assistance Data Base (LADB) project, call Otilia Tiutin at 925-313-6063 or E-mail otiutin@hsd.cccounty.us. Information about CCHP can be found at www.contracostahealthplan.org.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table H-1: Language Assistance Data Base (LADB), based on CDC Race/Ethnicity Codes and ISO Language Codes (by Otilia Tiutin, Manager of Cultural & Linguistic Services): Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldataaph1.html