Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table I-20. Illustrative Approaches to Racial Classification of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Population in the American Indian Targeted Sample for Panel A and Panel G: 1996 RAETT
(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanations of detailed tables)
Race Panel description Panel A Panel G Difference
(Panel G minus Panel A)
Sequence > Hispanic origin
question first
Hispanic origin
question first
Multiracial category > No Yes
Race
instruction >
Mark
one
Mark
one
Estimate 90-percent
confidence level
  Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Count or
estimate
Standard
error
Lower
bound
Upper
bound
               
Mail return responses to race question 3,168   1,495        
               
Percent of responses              
               
AIAN only 35.76 1.6 33.91 2.1 -1.85 -5.81 2.11
AIAN - historical series 1/ 36.68 1.6 36.79 2.1 0.11 -3.84 4.06
AIAN - all inclusive 2/ 36.93 1.6 37.19 2.1 0.26 -3.71 4.22
* Asterisk (if any) indicates that difference is statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1/ AIAN only; AIAN and White; AIAN and "Other race," and AIAN and multiracial category; and AIAN and two or more other races, excluding Black and API.
2/ AIAN only, and AIAN with any other response on race.

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

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