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

Table 2-7. Selected Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) Population in the United States

AIAN Tribal Groupings Numbera
(in millions)
Percent of U.S. AIAN Percent of U.S. Population Speak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%) Less Than High School Graduationb (%) Poverty Rate (%)
AI, one tribe 2.88   1.02 9.9 27.4 25.8
Apache (0.10)   0.04 12.4 31.0 33.9
Cherokee (0.88)   0.31 2.0 23.4c 18.1
Chippewa (0.16)   0.06 1.6 22.1 23.7
Choctaw (0.17)   0.06 4.3 20.4 18.5
Creek (0.08)   0.03 2.4 18.1 18.0
Iroquois (0.09)   0.03 2.0 20.4 19.0
Lumbee (0.06)   0.02 0.8 35.3 18.2
Navajo (0.31)   0.11 24.5 37.3 37.0
Pueblo (0.07)   0.03 17.5 23.7 29.1
Sioux (0.17)   0.06 3.4 23.8 38.9
AN, one tribe 0.12   0.04 9.3 25.4 19.5
Alaskan Athabascan (0.02)   0.01 3.8 24.6 22.9
Aleut (0.02)   0.01 3.0 22.5 15.0
Eskimo (0.06)   0.02 15.7 29.7 21.3
Tlingit-Haida (0.02)   0.01 1.7 17.6 15.2
One or more other specified tribe 1.78   0.45      
Unspecified tribal grouping 10.1   0.36      
Total AIAN 4.32   NA 10.3 29.1 25.7
Total U.S. Population 281.41 NA 1.53 8.1 19.6 12.4

a AIAN alone and in combination.
b Population 25 and older.

Source: Ogunwole, 2006.

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Internet Citation: Table 2-7. Selected Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) Population in the United States. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldatatab2-7.html