Census Bureau

Table 8-4R.

Combined Question Issue: Comparison of Panel E (Combined Question with a Multiracial Category) and Panel F (Combined Question with a "Mark One or More" Instruction) for the Asian and Pacific Islander Targeted Sample, by Race or Origin: 1996 RAETT

(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanation of detailed tables)
Race or origin Panel E:
combined question
with a multiracial
category
Panel F:
combined question
with a "mark one or
more" instruction
Difference
(Panel F minus Panel E)
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Total persons on mail returns 5,951   6,060        
 Item nonresponse rate (percent) 0.64 0.1 0.99 0.2 0.35 -0.01 0.72
               
 Responses to race question 5,913   6,000        
               
Percent distribution of responses              
               
  Total 100.00   100.00        
White 16.66 0.8 17.12 0.9 0.46 -1.38 2.30
Black 6.07 0.6 4.75 0.5 * -1.32 -2.52 -0.13
Hispanic 11.03 0.7 9.33 0.7 * -1.69 -3.22 -0.16
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.12 0.1 0.43 0.2 * 0.31 0.06 0.57
Asian and Pacific Islander 57.96 1.2 60.43 1.1 2.48 -0.08 5.03
 Chinese 13.87 0.8 15.05 0.9 1.18 -0.73 3.10
 Filipino 15.44 0.9 17.12 0.9 1.68 -0.27 3.62
 Hawaiian 5.83 0.5 4.20 0.5 * -1.63 -2.82 -0.45
 Korean 0.93 0.2 0.98 0.2 0.05 -0.44 0.54
 Vietnamese 1.00 0.2 1.53 0.3 0.54 -0.08 1.16
 Japanese 7.86 0.5 8.18 0.5 0.32 -0.77 1.41
 Asian Indian 0.10 0.1 0.47 0.2 0.37 0.00 0.73
 Samoan 0.81 0.2 0.88 0.3 0.07 -0.54 0.69
 Guamanian 0.02 0.0 0.18 0.1 0.17 -0.02 0.35
 Other Asian and Pacific Islander 12.09 0.7 11.83 0.8 -0.26 -1.99 1.47
Other race 0.68 0.2 1.13 0.3 0.46 -0.08 0.99
Multiracial category/multiple race 5.18 0.5 6.80 0.6 * 1.62 0.34 2.91
Unrequested multiple response 2.32 0.3          
* 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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