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Table 3 Race and ethnicity (Form 41 imputed) by age groups of WHI Participants at Baseline (1993–1998) compared with the US Census 1995 population estimates for women

From: Taking action to advance the study of race and ethnicity: the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)

US 19954 Ethnicity Race  
  Spanish/ Hispanic/
Latino
Black/African American American Indian/Alaska
Native
Asian/ Pacific Islander   White    
Total, % 5.9% 9.9% 0.6% 2.7%   86.8%    
Age, %
50 to 54 years 7.1% 10.9% 0.7% 3.3%   85.2%    
55 to 59 year 7.0% 11.1% 0.7% 3.1%   85.2%    
60 to 64 years 6.4% 10.6% 0.6% 2.9%   85.9%    
65 to 69 years 5.6% 9.7% 0.5% 2.6%   87.3%    
70 to 74 years 4.6% 8.3% 0.4% 2.1%   89.2%    
75 to 79 year 3.9% 8.0% 0.4% 1.6%   90.0%    
WHI Baseline Ethnicity1 Race  
N = 161,808 Spanish/ Hispanic/ Latino Black/African American American Indian/Alaska Native Asian2 Pacific Islander3 White Unknown Some Other Race Two or more races
Total, N (%) 7312 (4.5%) 14,327
(8.9%)
540
(0.3%)
4025
(2.5%)
137
(0.1%)
137,628
(85.1%)
2346
(1.4%)
925
(0.6%)
1880
(1.2%)
Age, %
50 to 54 years 7.8% 12.4% 0.6% 2.9% 0.2% 78.9% 2.4% 1.1% 1.6%
55 to 59 year 5.9% 10.3% 0.4% 2.4% 0.1% 83.1% 1.7% 0.8% 1.3%
60 to 64 years 4.5% 9.7% 0.3% 2.3% 0.1% 84.4% 1.5% 0.5% 1.2%
65 to 69 years 3.4% 7.1% 0.3% 2.4% 0.1% 87.7% 1.0% 0.4% 1.0%
70 to 74 years 2.6% 6.2% 0.3% 2.6% 0.0% 88.6% 1.1% 0.3% 0.9%
75 to 79 year 2.2% 6.4% 0.2% 2.8% 0.0% 88.3% 1.1% 0.3% 0.9%
  1. 1. Includes Puerto Rican, Mexican, Mexican American, or Chicano, Cuban and other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
  2. 2. Includes Asian Indian or Chinese or Filipino or Japanese or Korean or Vietnamese or Other Asian
  3. 3. Includes Native Hawaiian or Guamanian/Chamorro or Samoan or Other Pacific Islander
  4. 4. Source: Day, Jennifer Cheeseman, Population Projections of the United States by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, P25–1130, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1996