Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

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 1667 1,269,661.4
2 White non-Hispanic 2323 1,154,234.8
3 Black non-Hispanic 1172 613,536.6
4 Asian non-Hispanic 390 240,463.0
5 Other,multi,PI_AN non-Hispanic 142 49,575.9
-8 Not in universe 1516 1,268,569.6

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 5694 3327471.745
Missing cases 1516 1268569.574
Standard deviation 0.991 0.995
This variable is numeric


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