Census Bureau

Table 4-2R.

Multiracial Issue: Comparison of Panel B (With a Multiracial Category) and Panel C ("Mark One or More" Instruction) for the Black Targeted Sample, by Race: 1996 RAETT

(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanation of detailed tables)
Race Panel B:
with a multiracial
category
Panel C:
"mark one or more"
instruction
Difference
(Panel C minus Panel B)
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Total persons on mail returns 4,795   2,480        
 Item nonresponse rate (percent) 3.09 0.4 3.43 0.5 0.34 -0.72 1.40
               
 Responses to race question 4,647   2,395        
               
Percent distribution of responses              
               
  Total 100.00   100.00        
White 24.12 1.2 22.63 1.5 -1.49 -4.41 1.43
Black 71.77 1.1 72.73 1.7 0.97 -2.06 4.00
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37 0.1 0.29 0.2 -0.07 -0.42 0.27
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.88 0.3 0.58 0.3 -0.30 -1.04 0.45
Other race 1.61 0.4 1.96 0.6 0.35 -0.79 1.48
Multiracial category/multiple race 0.95 0.2 1.80 0.6 0.85 -0.12 1.81
Unrequested multiple response 0.30 0.1          
* 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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