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

Table E-1. Template of Granular Ethnicity Category Lists and Coding Schemes with Rollup to the OMB Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories (continued)

OMB Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Category Granular Ethnicity CDC/HL7 Race and Ethnicity Code Set 1.0 Massachusetts Superseta Census Ancestry Codesb Kaiser Permanente Granular Ethnicity Code Setc
White   2106-3 X X  
Anglo     X  
European 2108-9 Xa X  
   Central European     X  
   Southern European     X  
English 2110-5 X X X
British/Briton     X X
   Channel Islander     X  
   Gibraltar     X  
British Isles/ British Isles origin     X X
Portuguese   Xa X X
Cornish     X  
Appalachian     X  
Pennsylvania German     X X
Canadian     X X
   Newfoundland     X  
   Nova Scotia     X  
French Canadian     X X
Acadian/Cajun     X X
North American     X  
French 2111-3 X X X
   Lorraine     X  
   Breton     X  
   Occitan     X  
German 2112-1 X X X
   Bavaria     X  
   Berlin     X  
   Hamburg     X  
   Hannover     X  
   Hessian     X  
   Lubecker     X  
   Pomeranian     X  
   Saxon     X  
   Sudetenlander     X  
   Westphalian     X  
   East German     X  
   West German     X  
Prussian     X  
Irish 2113-9 X X X
   North Irish     X  
Italian 2114-7 X X X
   Trieste     X  
   Abruzzi     X  
   Apulian     X  
   Basilicata     X  
   Calabrian     X  
   Amalfin     X  
   Friulian     X  
   Emilia Romagna     X  
   Rome     X  
   Ligurian     X  
   Lombardian     X  
   Marche     X  
   Molise     X  
   Neapolitan     X  
   Piedmontese     X  
   Puglia     X  
   Sardinian     X  
   Tuscany     X  
   Trentino     X  
   Umbrian     X  
   Valle Daost     X  
   Venetian     X  
   San Marino     X  
   Ladin     X  
Sicilian     X  
Herzegovinian   X X X
Polish/Pole 2115-4 X X X
   Kashubian     X  
Scottish 2116-2 X X X
Greek   X X X
   Cretan     X  
   Cyclades     X  
Basque     X  
   French Basque     X  
   Spanish Basque 2146-9   X  
Azores Islander     X  
Madeira Islander     X  
Alsatian     X X
Andorran     X  
Austrian     X X
   Tirol     X  
Belgian     X X
   Walloon     X  
Scotch Irish     X X
Flemish/Fleming     X X
Corsican     X  
Cypriot     X X
Greek Cypriot     X  
Turkish Cypriot     X  
Danish/Dane     X X
   Faeroe Islander     X  
Dutch     X X
   Frisian     X  
Norwegian     X X
Finnish/Finn     X X
Karelian     X  
Icelander     X X
Lapp     X  
Liechtensteiner     X  
Luxemburger     X X
Maltese     X X
Manx     X  
Monegasque     X  
Swedish/Swede     X X
   Aland Islander     X  
Swiss     X X
   Suisse     X  
   Switzer     X  
   Romansch     X  
   Suisse Romane     X  
Welsh     X X
Scandinavian     X X
Celtic     X X
Northern European     X  
Western European     X  
Bukovina     X  
Silesian     X  
Galician     X  
Eastern European   Xa X  
   Carpatho Rusyn     X X
   Carpathian     X  
   Rusyn     X  
Albanian   X X X
Azerbaijani   X X X
Azeri       X
Belorussian/Belarusian   X X X
Bosniak   X   X
Bulgarian   X X X
Croatian/Croat   X X X
Czech   X X X
   Moravian     X  
Czechoslovakian     X X
Georgian   X X X
Estonian   X X X
   Livonian     X  
Hungarian   X   X
   Magyar     X  
Latvian   X X X
Lithuanian   X X X
Macedonian   X X X
   Montenegrin   X X X
Romanian   X X X
   Moldavian   X X X
   Bessarabian     X  
   Wallachian     X  
Serbian   X X X
Slovak   X X X
Slovene   X X X
   Sorbian/Wend     X  
Ukrainian   X X X
   Lemko     X  
   Bioko     X  
   Husel     X  
Russian   Xa X X
   Muscovite     X  
Ruthenian     X  
Cossack     X  
Bohemian     X  
Finno Ugrian     X  
Mordovian     X  
Voytak     X  
Gruziia     X  
Soviet Turkic     X  
Volga     X  
Kalmyk     X  
North Caucasian     X  
North Caucasian Turkic     X  
Ossetian     X  
Bashkir     X  
Chuvash     X  
Gagauz     X  
Mesknetian     X  
Tuvinian     X  
Yakut     X  
Soviet     X X
Tatar     X  
Soviet Central Asia     X  
Turkestani     X  
Uzbeg/Uzbek     X X
Uzbekistani       X
Lebanese 2123-8 X X X
Windish     X  
Yugoslavian     X X
Slavic     X X
   Tajik     X  
Slavonian     X  
Middle Eastern or North African 2118-8 Xa    
Syrian 2125-3 X X X
   Baluchistan     X  
   Pathan/Pashtun     X X
Israeli 2127-9 X X X
Algerian   X X X
Transjordan     X  
Kurdish/Kurd     X X
Persian       X
North African     X  
Alhucemas     X  
Berber/Amazigh/ Imazighen     X X
Rio de Oro     X  
Bahraini     X  
Kuwaiti   X X X
Omani   X X  
Qatar   X X  
Saudi/Saudi Arabian   X X X
Muscat     X  
Trucial States     X  
Bedouin     X  
Kuria Muria Islander     X  
South Yemen     X  
Aden     X  
United Arab Emirates/ Emirati   X X X
Rom     X  
Afghanistani/Afghan/ Afghani 2126-1 X X X
Dutch West Indian       X
Egyptian 2120-4 X X X
Iranian 2121-2 X X X
Iraqi 2122-0 X X X
Jordanian   X X X
Armenian 2109-7 X X X
Turkish/Turk     X X
Yemeni   X X X
Palestinian 2124-6 X X X
   Gaza Strip     X  
   West Bank     X  
Syriac     X X
Assyrian 2119-6 X X X
Chaldean     X X
Mideast     X  
Arab/Arabic 2129-5 X X X
American Indian or Alaska Native   1002-5 X    
American Indian 1004-1 X    
553 additional categories     52 additional categories
Alaska Native 1735-0 X    
Alaska Indian 1737-6 X    
271 additional categories     7 additional categories
No determinate OMB race classification          
Brazilian   Xa X X
Cape Verdean   Xa X X
Belizean   X X X
Guyanese   X X X
German from Russian     X X
Creole     X X
American   Xa X X
Madagascan 2052-9 X X  
Tunisian   X X X
Surinam     X  
Trinidadian 2074-3 X X X
West Indian 2075-0 X X X
   British Virgin Islander     X  
   British West Indian     X X
Moroccan   X X X
Dominican 2069-3 Xa X X
South African   X X  
Sudanese   X X X
   Dinka     X  
   Nuer     X  
   Fur     X  
   Baggara     X  
East Indian     X X
Eurasian     X  
Hispanic or Latino   2135-2      
Latin American     X  
Latino     X  
Hispanic     X  
   Californio     X  
   Tejano     X  
   Nuevo Mexicano     X  
Spanish American     X  
Spanish/Spaniard 2137-8 X X X
   Andalusian 2138-6   X  
   Asturian 2139-4   X  
   Castillian 2140-2   X  
   Catalonian 2141-0   X  
   Belearic Islander 2142-8   X  
   Gallego 2143-6   X  
   Valencian 2144-4   X  
   Canarian 2145-1   X  
Salvadoran 2161-8 Xa X X
Central American 2155-0 Xa X  
Costa Rican 2156-8 X X X
Nicaraguan 2159-2 X X X
Panamanian 2160-0 X X X
   Canal Zone 2163-4   X  
Central American Indian 2162-6 X X X
Guatemalan 2157-6 Xa X X
Honduran 2158-4 Xa X X
Mexican 2148-5 Xa X X
   La Raza 2152-7 X X  
Mexican American 2149-3 X X  
Mexicano 2150-1 X X  
Chicano 2151-9 X X  
Mexican American Indian 2153-5 X X X
Mexican State     X  
South American 2165-9 Xa X  
Argentinean/Argentine 2166-7   X X
Bolivian 2167-5   X X
Chilean 2168-3   X X
Colombian 2169-1 Xa X X
Ecuadorian 2170-9   X X
Paraguayan 2171-7   X X
Peruvian 2172-5   X X
Uruguayan 2173-3   X X
Venezuelan 2174-1   X X
South American Indian 2175-8 X X X
Criollo 2176-6   X  
Puerto Rican 2180-8 Xa X X
Cuban 2182-4 Xa X X
Other ethnicity   2131-1 Xa    

a The Massachusetts Superset includes 31 ethnicity categories and additional "sub-ethnicities" that are not required for reporting but that an organization can collect, if useful. Acute care hospitals and health plans are required to report the basic Office of Management and Budget (OMB) race categories along with the 31 granular ethnicity categories noted in this table with a footnote (a).
b The Census Ancestry codes do not roll up to the OMB race and Hispanic ethnicity categories. There are grouped into more broad categories based on geography: Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Soviet Union, Europe, Hispanic (including Spain), West Indies (except Hispanic), Central and South America (except Hispanic), sub-Saharan African, South Asia, Other Asia, Pacific, and North America (except Hispanic).
c The Kaiser Permanente list also includes "Jew/Jewish."

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Internet Citation: Table E-1. Template of Granular Ethnicity Category Lists and Coding Schemes with Rollup to the OMB Race and Hispanic Ethnicity Categories (continued). Content last updated October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldataaptabe1a.html