Census Bureau

Table 1-1R.

Multiracial Issue: Comparison of Panel A (No Multiracial Category) and Panel B (With a Multiracial Category) for the White Ethnic Targeted Sample, by Race: 1996 RAETT

(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanation of detailed tables)
Race Panel A:
no multiracial
category
Panel B:
with a multiracial
category
Difference
(Panel B minus Panel A)
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Total persons on mail returns 4,496   4,454        
 Item nonresponse rate (percent) 1.78 0.3 1.80 0.3 0.02 -0.65 0.68
               
 Responses to race question 4,416   4,374        
 
Percent distribution of responses
 
             
   Total 100.00   100.00        
White 95.88 0.7 96.66 0.5 0.78 -0.45 2.02
Black 0.57 0.2 0.48 0.2 -0.09 -0.52 0.34
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23 0.1 0.09 0.1 -0.13 -0.34 0.07
Asian and Pacific Islander 1.45 0.4 0.82 0.3 -0.63 -1.42 0.17
Other race 0.82 0.3 0.75 0.3 -0.06 -0.75 0.63
Multiracial category/multiple race     0.41 0.1      
Unrequested multiple response 1.06 0.3 0.78 0.2 -0.29 -0.84 0.27
* Asterisk (if any) indicates that difference is statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division and
Decennial Statistical Studies Division

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