TABLE 1

Medical Record-Documented Maternal Race Versus Mother Self-Reported Race

Mother Self Reported RaceMedical Record-Documented Maternal Race
WhiteBlackHispanicMiddle EasternAsianAmerican IndianOtherMissingTotal
N%N%N%N%N%N%N%N%
Whitea93±64.1±51.2527.8150.0413.8108
Blackb10.7297±69.6±15.014.3310.3303
Hispanicc1913.140.9196±97.0±735.0834.81137.9245
Middle Easternd53.40.010.59±50.0±210.0626.1517.228
Asiane32.130.7316.77±35.0±150.0313.0310.323
American Indianf10.771.68
Otherg10.21±4.3±2
Two or More “Races”h1611.010023.442.0210.014.3310.3126
Missingi74.8102.310.515.615.0313.023
Total145100427100202100181002010021002310029100.0866
  • Detailed self-reported race using the category selected by the mother, is provided below, with numbers of mothers in parentheses. Number in italics± indicates the proportion of respondents in each race whose race in the medical record correlates with self-reported race.

  • a Including: Canadian (3), Caucasian (47), Eastern European (3), French (3), German (6), Greek (1), Hungarian (1), Irish (4), Italian (3), Polish (6), Romanian (1), Scottish (1), Ukrainian (1), and white (28).

  • b Including: African American (199) and black (104).

  • c Including: Costa Rican (1), Guatemalan (3), Hispanic (83), Mexican (149), Puerto Rican (8), and Ecuadorian (1).

  • d Including: Arab (20) and Middle Eastern (8).

  • e Including: Asian (15), Chinese (3), Indian (4), and Pakistani (1).

  • f Including: American Indian (6) and Native American (2).

  • g Other (specify) (2).

  • h Including: African American (57), American Indian (15), Arab (3), Asian (4), black (26), Caucasian (4), Chinese (1), Costa Rican (1), Filipino (1), French (2), Hispanic (3), Indian (1), Irish (2), Mexican (3), Native American (1), white (2).

  • i Including: don't know (11), refusal (10), no answer (1), missing (1).