Program Code for Race
Wave I in-home interview variables* used to construct RACE.
|H1GI4||Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin?|
|H1GI6A||What is your race? white|
|H1GI6B||What is your race? black or African American|
|H1GI6C||What is your race? American Indian or Native American|
|H1GI6D||What is your race? Asian or Pacific Islander|
|H1GI6E||What is your race? other|
A single race variable (RACE) was constructed from the six variables listed above. If the respondent answered "yes" to section 1, question 4 (Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin?), that respondent was given a race designation of "Hispanic" and eliminated from any race category that was marked in section 1, question 6 (What is your race?).
In question 6, respondents were able to mark more than one answer, however they were placed in only one race category in the RACE variable. If the respondent marked "black or African American" and any other race, they were designated as black or African American, and eliminated from the other marked categories. The process was repeated for the remaining race categories in the following order: Asian, Native American, other, and white.
- * The racial groups for the in-school questionnaire variables are listed in a different order.
/* Hispanic, All Races */
if h1gi4=1 then race=1;
/* Black or African American, Non-Hispanic */
else if h1gi6b=1 then race=2;
/* Asian, Non-Hispanic */
else if h1gi6d=1 then race=3;
/* Native American, Non-Hispanic */
else if h1gi6c=1 then race=4;
/* Other, Non-Hispanic */
else if h1gi6e=1 then race=5;
/* White, Non-Hispanic */
else if h1gi6a=1 then race=6;
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