Name

race1c

Label

Race/ethnicity

Description

Note from MESA Coordinating Center: It is recommended that Investigators make use of the terminology "race/ethnicity" when publishing or presenting variable race1c results (e.g. descriptive summaries, associations, ...). It has been noted that Chinese and Hispanic are not race groups, and that race itself is an ill-defined, non-scientific concept.

Domain
race
  • 1: White, Caucasian
  • 2: Chinese American
  • 3: Black, African-American
  • 4: Hispanic
Type
choices
Race/ethnicity vs MESA Exam Number
Exam 5
Total 2,237
White, Caucasian 830
Chinese American 265
Black, African-American 616
Hispanic 526
Race/ethnicity vs Participant Age at MESA Sleep Visit
Exam 5
54.0 to 62.0 years 62.0 to 69.0 years 69.0 to 77.0 years 77.0 to 95.0 years Total
Total 560 559 559 559 2,237
White, Caucasian 202 211 204 213 830
Chinese American 71 69 65 60 265
Black, African-American 145 163 151 157 616
Hispanic 142 116 139 129 526
Race/ethnicity vs Gender
Exam 5
Female Male Total
Total 1,198 1,039 2,237
White, Caucasian 442 388 830
Chinese American 132 133 265
Black, African-American 344 272 616
Hispanic 280 246 526
Race/ethnicity vs Race/ethnicity
Exam 5
White, Caucasian Chinese American Black, African-American Hispanic Total
Total 830 265 616 526 2,237
White, Caucasian 830 - - - 830
Chinese American - 265 - - 265
Black, African-American - - 616 - 616
Hispanic - - - 526 526