Census Bureau

Results of the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test

Table I-24. Illustrative Approaches to Racial Classification of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Population in the Asian and Pacific Islander Targeted Sample for Panel A and Panel B: 1996 RAETT
(See Appendix C, Introduction, for explanations of detailed tables)
Race Panel description Panel A Panel B Difference
(Panel B 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 5,563   5,782        
               
Percent of responses              
               
API only 64.95 1.2 60.48 1.2 * -4.47 -7.09 -1.84
API - historical series 1/ 67.97 1.2 68.64 1.1 0.68 -1.78 3.13
API - all inclusive 2/ 68.38 1.2 69.54 1.1 1.16 -1.22 3.55
* Asterisk (if any) indicates that difference is statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level.
1/ API only; API and White; API and "Other race," and API and multiracial category; and API and two or more other races, excluding Black and AIAN.
2/ API only, and API with any other response on race.

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

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