NCBI Bookshelf. Research studies help provide an understanding of the extent of the health and health care disparities experienced by different racial and ethnic groups. While the Office of Management and Budget OMB race and Hispanic ethnicity categories can reveal many inequities, they also mask important disparities in health and health care. More discrete ethnicity groups, based on ancestry, differ in the extent of risk factors, degree of health problems, quality of care received, and outcomes of care. More granular ethnic ity data could inform the development and targeting of interventions to ameliorate disparities in health care that contribute to poorer health. Similarly, distinct differences continue to be shown between the broad Hispanic and non-Hispanic ethnic categories.
By Gretchen Livingston and Anna Brown. Since then, intermarriage rates have steadily climbed. All told, more than , newlyweds in had recently entered into a marriage with someone of a different race or ethnicity. By comparison, in , the first year for which detailed data are available, about , newlyweds had done so.
Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
Hispanicity , which is independent of race, is the only ethnic category, as opposed to racial category, which is officially unified by the U. Census Bureau. The distinction made by government agencies for those within the population of any official race category, including "Asian American", is between those who report Hispanic or Latino ethnic backgrounds and all others who do not.
Compared with Asian immigrants overall, Mexican immigrants are younger — their median age is 39 years compared with 43 years among Asian immigrants. In terms of fertility, Mexican immigrant women ages 15 to 44 have a higher birth rate 83 births per 1, women than Asian immigrant women 73 births per 1, Immigrants from Asia outpace those from Mexico in terms of their educational attainment.