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

Table F-1. Granular Ethnicities That Cannot Be Rolled Up to an OMB Race Category with Greater Than 90 Percent Certainty

Write-in Response to Census Ancestry Question Population OMB race categories (% of the population)
White Alone or in Combination Black or African American Alone or in Combination AIAN Alone or in Combination Asian Alone or in Combination NHOPI Alone or in Combination Some Other Race Alone or in Combination
Brazilian 177,483 77.3 3.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 30.3
Cape Verdean 76,476 15.7 45.4 2.0 0.8 0.9 58.4
Belizean 38,443 14.4 66.1 3.2 1.2 0.8 27.1
Guyanese 162,170 3.1 58.2 3.1 23.1 1.0 26.6
German from Russia 9,968 75.8 42.7 1.9 0.4 0.1 3.6
Creole American 18,821 19.3 73.2 5.1 0.8 0.0 27.5
Madagascan*              
Tunisian*              
Surinam*              
Trinidadian 160,715 4.4 88.8 1.4 8.0 1.2 9.3
West Indian 152,218 6.9 87.1 3.4 3.1 2.0 17.4
Moroccan 37,219 76.5 17.4 1.3 4.8 0.3 25.7
Dominican 915,208 30.0 14.8 1.5 0.9 0.3 62.3
South African 43,472 86.5 9.0 0.1 2.1 0.0 7.9
Sudanese 13,420 5.6 79.7 0.3 1.1 0.0 28.8
East Indian 61,510 8.5 10.9 2.9 83.1 2.1 15.2
Eurasian 12,473 68.8 0.6 1.5 40.0 2.0 27.3

* The granular ethnicities marked with an asterisk do not include percents of the population because the population size was too small for analysis in the 2000 Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS).

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table F-1. Granular Ethnicities That Cannot Be Rolled Up to an OMB Race Category with Greater Than 90 Percent Certainty. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldataaptabf1.html