Native). These granular ethnicity categories could be assigned to the OMB race category of the same name on the basis of the OMB definitions for the Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and American Indian or Alaska Native categories. However, it is important to note that this assignment misclassifies many individuals based on the OMB race with which they would self-identify given the opportunity.

Additionally, Table F-1 includes granular ethnicities that are rolled up differently by different coding schemes. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Health Level 7 (HL7) Race and Ethnicity Code Set 1.0 considers Madagascan in its Asian category while the Massachusetts Superset considers Madagascan under both Asian and African category. Thus, this ethnicity is included in Table F-1 and may be said to have “no determinate OMB race classification.”

The subcommittee suggests that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) take into account that some ethnicities do not correspond with one specific OMB race category and that when rollup is necessary, these granular ethnicities be included in a category labeled “no determinate OMB race classification.”

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

18,821

19.3

73.2

5.1

0.8

0.0

27.5

American 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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