Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018 Pre-Harvey

Variable a_race_eth: Race/Ethnicity of adult [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically DEM_3 and DEM_5 for adults.

Descriptive Text

Whenever respondents reported Hispanic ethnicity, they were categorized as such, irrespective of race. All race categories in this variable are non-Hispanic. Due to small numbers, category 5 includes "more than one race" or "other races" than the ones presented in the variable categories.The universe for this variable includes all adults age 18 or older.

Values Categories N NW
1 Hispanic 742 1,269,660.5
2 White non-Hispanic 1194 1,154,682.4
3 Black non-Hispanic 588 613,274.5
4 Asian non-Hispanic 128 235,219.4
5 Other,multi,PI_AN non-Hispanic 57 54,634.9
-8 Not in universe 0 0.0

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 2709 3327471.73
Missing cases 0 0.0
Standard deviation 0.927 0.998
This variable is numeric


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