Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
Table 2-3: Selected Characteristics of the Black Population in the United States
|Percent of U.S. Black Population||Percent of U.S. Population||Native Born (%)||Speak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%)||Less Than High School Graduationb (%)||Poverty Rate (%)|
|Other or no ancestry reported||9.0||24.5||3.1||91.0||38.8||29.8|
|Total U.S. population||285.2||12.8||NA||88.9||8.1||19.6||12.4|
|Blacks speaking Spanish at home||1.5||4.0||0.5||78.7||37.5c||32.3||30.1|
|Blacks speaking other Indo-European languages at home||0.9||2.5||0.3||39.6||38.5c||31.1||20.3|
|Blacks speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home||0.06||0.2||0.02||67.7||29.8c||21.1||16.7|
|Blacks speaking all other languages at home||0.06||0.2||0.02||55.8||28.4c||22.4||28.7|
a Black race alone and in combination.
b Population 25 and older (20.8 million).
c U.S. Census Bureau, 2006b. Calculations using Census data. Black race alone. Population 5 years and older.
d U.S. Census Bureau, 2006a. Calculations using Census data.
Source: McKinnon and Bennett, 2005, and Subcommittee tabulations from the 2000 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS).
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