Implementation of the Revised OMB Race and Ethnicity Standards in the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Births: Results and Data

Brady Eugene Hamilton, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), CDC

This paper will present the differences between multiple-race and single-race mothers on selected demographic and health items. Using birth certificate data from California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington, which reported multiple-race data for 2003, data on selected demographic and health items (e.g., fertility, age at first birth, parity, marital status, country of birth, prenatal care, preterm birth and low birthweight) are analyzed comparing multiple-race mothers to single-race mothers. Univariate and bivariate analysis are performed to explore similarities and differences on selected items.

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Presented in Session 56: Methodological Innovations in Fertility Research