Racial frequencies for women veterans 2015 NHIS


#1

I am using data from the 2015 NHIS. Using SPSS 25, women veterans were filtered. The problem I am having is getting the racial frequencies because there are two separate categories: OMB groups w/multiple races (n =1,235) and Hispanic sub group detail (n = 1,235). Additionally, the Hispanic sub group a category that is other than Hispanic that most of the respondents selected. It is confusing to me. Any clarification you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Please see the attachment.

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#2

Unfortunately, because categories that are specifically of Hispanic ethnicity are not included in the race variables (RACEA, RACESR, RACENEW, RACEBR), I would suggest that you create a cross-tabulation between your race variable of interest and either HISPETH or HISPYN. For example, if you crosstab HISPETH and RACENEW, you will be able to identify Hispanic ethnicity by self-reported race.

I hope this helps.