TABLE 2

Mother Reported First-Named Race for Newborns, Mothers, and Fathers

First-Reported RaceNewbornsMothersFathers
N%N%N%
White10311.910812.511413.2
Black36542.130335.034439.7
Hispanic23527.124528.323827.5
Middle Eastern252.9283.2374.3
Asian182.1232.7202.3
American Indian30.380.940.5
Other40.520.210.1
Two or more races9310.712614.5778.9
Missing/unknown/not reported202.3232.7313.6
Total866866866
  • “Race” was elicited by asking the mother to name race for newborn, mother, and father given up to 5 choices for each, then taking the first category named (race N1, M1, and F1, respectively) and collapsing the answers into a modification of Census 2000 categories. When mothers gave a value for race N2, M2, or F2 that person was categorized as having 2 or more races.