Assessment of Major Federal Data Sets for Analyses of Hispanic and Asian or Pacific Islander Subgroups and Native Americans: Inventory of Selected Existing Federal Databases. Appendix A: Tables A-1 Through A-4

05/01/2000

The information shown in Tables A-1 through A-3 provides a reasonable approximation of the number of subpopulation sample cases contained in each survey, for Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and for American Indians or Alaska Natives. The following should be noted:

  • Many of the numbers shown in the tables are approximations, meaning that they are not exact, but rather provide a relatively reasonable measure of magnitude. As might be expected, the sample sizes will vary somewhat, among the months, waves, or rounds of the surveys, reflecting changes in response, coverage, and sampling variability. Such slight differences, however, do not affect the analyses or conclusions contained in either the Task 2 or Task 3 reports.
  • In most cases, the information reflects the design in use and the sample sizes as of the data collection period noted earlier. Census 2000 and the ACS detail reflect the current understanding of the proposed, respective activity.
  • As in recent censuses, Census 2000 consists of both a limited number of questions asked of the full population (the short form), and a more detailed set of questions asked of about 1 household in six (long form). For this report, the sample sizes shown in the appropriate tables are restricted to the long form, which covers the detailed economic and social information.
  • The entries in the tables are a combination of three possible sources:
    1. The group or subgroup is identified and counts of subgroups were available or provided;
    2. The group or subgroup was identified but not counted and estimates were prepared; and
    3. The subgroups were not identified but estimates were prepared based on the most recent population distributions available.
  • The sample cases shown for each data set reflect the population covered in the survey. For example, CPS-March covers all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population, whereas NSFG covers women 15 to 44 years of age. The descriptions of the respective data sets note the appropriate population coverage.
  • In describing the interviewing policy, the terms "CAPI" and "CATI" are used. CAPI refers to Computer Assisted Personal Interview, a technique for conducting a personal interview in which the questionnaire and all instructions are found on a personal computer, rather than in a paper version. CATI refers to Computer Assisted Telephone Interview, a technique for conducting an interview over the phone, in which the questionnaire and all instructions are found in a central computer, rather than in a paper version. Both CAPI and CATI have the advantage of insuring adherence to the proper pattern of questions for the respondent, and the ability to conduct edits during the interview to insure consistency in response.

Table A-4 indicates, for each survey or data collection effort, whether the following 3 items of information are available as of the appropriate reference date.

  1. U.S. Citizenship (Yes/No);
  2. Year of entry into the U.S.; and
  3. Whether foreign born (Yes/No).

 

Table A-1.
Approximations of Hispanic sample cases in the data set1

Data set Total Hispanic Mexican-
American
Puerto
Rican
Cuban Central or
South American
Other Hispanic

Census
   Census 2000 4,508,000 2,850,000 475,000 190,000 650,000 335,000
   ACS 900,000 570,000 95,000 38,000 130,000 67,000
   CPS-March 11,260 6,940 1,190 470 1,685 975
   CPS-Monthly 5,635 3,470 595 235 845 490
   SIPP 10,845 7,181 1,172 372 1,306 814
             
NCHS/CDC            
   NHIS 22,145 13,869 2,353 1,165 2,093 4,758
   NVS-Natality2 710,000 500,000 55,000 13,000 97,000 45,000
   NVS-Mortality2 95,000 53,000 13,000 10,000 8,000 12,000
   NSFG 2,097 7,181 1,172 372 1,306 814
   NIS 4,852 3,529 398 99 526 300
   NHANES 1,582 1,500 24 10 32 16
 
AHRQ
   MEPS 5,375 3,650 600 225 766 134
 
HCFA
   MCBS 464 254 42 67 52 50
 
SAMHSA
   NHSDA 5,000 3,170 527 211 721 372
 
NCES
   NHES 18,804 13,675 1,541 385 2,040 1,162
   ECLS-B 1,979 1,367 160 35 137 280
   ECLS-K 2,957 2,150 242 61 321 183

1 Data not directly available from the data set have been approximated (see Section 2).

2 Data represent a census of all registered events.

NOTE:
The sample cases for each data set reflect the population coverage of the respective surveys. For example, CPS-March covers all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population, whereas NSFG covers women 15 to 44 years of age. The descriptions of the respective data sets note the appropriate population coverage.


 

Table A-2.
Approximations of Asian and Pacific Islander sample cases in the data set1

Data set Total API Chinese Filipino Japanese Asian Indian Korean Vietnamese Hawaiian Other API

Census
   Census 2000 1,580,000 375,000 300,000 180,000 175,000 175,000 135,000 45,000 195,000
   ACS 316,000 75,000 60,000 36,000 35,000 35,000 27,000 9,000 39,000
   CPS-March 4,555 995 850 515 495 485 375 125 565
   CPS-Monthly 4,555 995 850 515 495 485 375 125 565
   SIPP 3,293 745 637 386 370 362 280 95 421
 
NCHS/CDC
   NHIS 3,284 755 647 356 320 342 356 112 396
   NVS-Natality2 170,000 28,000 32,000 91,000 18,000 8,000 13,000 6,000 56,000
   NVS-Mortality2 30,800 7,200 6,000 5,100 1,500 1,900 1,400 1,500 6,200
   NSFG 327 74 63 38 37 36 28 9 42
   NIS 1,172 265 227 137 131 129 100 34 150
   NHANES 113 27 27 13 12 12 10 3 14
 
AHRQ
   MEPS 750 152 170 62 111 96 45 17 97
 
HCFA
   MCBS 151 34 29 18 17 17 13 4 19
 
SAMHSA
   NHSDA 700 158 15 86 78 77 59 20 90
 
ED
   NHES 4,420 999 855 517 495 486 376 128 566
   ECLS-B 2,483 705 467 134 282 278 217 74 325
   ECLS-K 1,870 423 362 219 209 206 159 54 239

1 Data not directly available from the data set have been approximated (see Section 2).

2 Data represent a census of all registered events; (-) indicates the specific subpopulation detail is not available.

NOTE:
The sample cases for each data set reflect the population coverage of the respective surveys. For example, CPS-March covers all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population, whereas NSFG covers women 15 to 44 years of age. The descriptions of the respective data sets note the appropriate population coverage.


 

 

Table A-3.
Approximations of American Indian or Alaska Native sample cases in the data set1

Data set American Indian or
Alaska Native

Census
   Census 2000 330,000
   ACS 67,000
   CPS-March 1,600
   CPS-Monthly 1,350
   SIPP 1,200
   
NCHS/CDC
   NHIS 978
   NVS-Natality2 39,000
   NVS-Mortality2 11,000
   NSFG 77
   NIS 460
   NHANES 24
   
AHRQ
   MEPS 375
   
HCFA
   MCBS 25
   
SAMHSA  
   NHSDA 166
   
NCES
   NHES 1,675
   ECLS-B 50
   ECLS-K 364

1 Data not directly available from the data set have been approximated (see Section 2).

2 Data represent a census of all registered events.

NOTE:
The sample cases for each data set reflect the population coverage of the respective surveys. For example, CPS-March covers all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population, whereas NSFG covers women 15 to 44 years of age. The descriptions of the respective data sets note the appropriate population coverage.


 

Table A-4.
Information on citizenship, year of immigration, and foreign birth, by survey
Survey U.S. Citizenship Year entered U.S. Whether foreign born
Census
   Census 2000 Yes Yes Yes
   ACS Yes Yes Yes
   CPS-March Yes Yes Yes
   CPS-Monthly Yes Yes Yes
   SIPP Yes Yes Yes
NCHS/CDC
   NHIS Yes Yes Yes
   NVS-Natality * * *
   NVS-Mortality No No Yes
   NSFG No Yes Yes
   NIS No No No
   NHANES Yes Yes Yes
AHRQ
   MEPS No No No
HCFA
   MCBS No No No
SAMHSA
   NHSDA No No No
NCES
   NHES No Yes Yes
   ECLS-B * * *
   ECLS-K Yes Yes Yes
NOTE:
* Birth certificate contains information on mother’s and father’s place of birth.