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Short SAS Name
SAS Name
EL_RACE_ETHNCY_CD

CODE INDICATING THE RACE/ETHNICITY OF THE MEDICAID ELIGIBLE.

Comments

USER NOTE: SINCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CODE VALUES = 7 AND 8 WERE NOT ISSUED UNTIL MAY 2000, THESE CODE VALUES MAY NOT APPEAR. THE METHODS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION ON RACE AND ETHNICITY DIFFER SUBSTANTIALLY ACROSS STATES AND TIME PERIODS.

SOURCE: MSIS ELIGIBILITY FILES: 'RACE-ETHNICITY-CODE'.

CodeCode value
1
WHITE, NOT OF HISPANIC ORIGIN (CHANGED TO "WHITE" BEGINNING 10/98)
2
BLACK, NOT OF HISPANIC ORIGIN (CHANGED TO "BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN" BEGINNING 10/98)
3
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKAN NATIVE
4
ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (CHANGED TO "ASIAN" BEGINNING 10/98)
5
HISPANIC (CHANGED TO "HISPANIC OR LATINO - NO RACE INFORMATION AVAILABLE" BEGINNING 10/98)
6
NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER (NEW CODE BEGINNING 10/98)
7
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND ONE OR MORE RACES (NEW CODE BEGINNING 10/98)
8
MORE THAN ONE RACE (HISPANIC OR LATINO NOT INDICATED) (NEW CODE BEGINNING 10/98)
9
UNKNOWN