I extracted and download the aging population in New York City thru 2015-2019, ACS 5-year. I was surprised when I checked the SPSS syntax file to read the raw data. The Race category (variable name: RACE) is different from the most frequently used one. The following is the value label syntax for RACE. As presented below, there are Chinese and Japanese as race groups.
Is there any reason for this kind of grouping?
|RACE||Race [general version]|
|3||American Indian or Alaska Native|
|6||Other Asian or Pacific Islander|
|7||Other race, nec|
|8||Two major races|
|9||Three or more major races|