Disclosure Avoidance for Census 2010 and American Community Survey Five-year Tabular Data Products
Laura Zayatz, Jason Lucero, Paul Massell, and Asoka Ramanayake
KEY WORDS: Disclosure Avoidance, Confidentiality, Public Use Data Products
This paper describes the statistical disclosure avoidance techniques to be used for all U.S. Census 2010 and American Community Survey (ACS) five-year tabular data products. Many of these tables are published for very small geographic areas. The paper includes procedures for standard base tables, special tabulations, and a future online query system. Procedures include data swapping, rounding, collapsing categories, applying thresholds, table suppression, and generation of synthetic data.
CITATION: Zayatz, Laura, Jason Lucero, Paul Massell, and Asoka Ramanayake. (2009). Disclosure Avoidance for Census 2010 and American Community Survey Five-year Tabular Data Products. Statistical Research Division Research Report Series (Statistics #2009-10). U.S. Census Bureau. Available online at <http://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/rrs2009-10.pdf>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division
Published online: November 23, 2009
Last revised: November 15, 2009
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