||Primary Ethnicity Method
||Race/Ethnicity is based on the CWS/CMS primary race/ethnicity variable and the CWS/CMS Hispanic status variable. CWS/CMS Secondary Ethnicity data is not utilized.
||In addition to the data used in the Primary Ethnicity Method, the Census Method uses CWS/CMS Secondary Race/Ethnicity variable.
||Hispanic is treated as a race – One can be Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, White, Hispanic, Native American. If a person’s Hispanic status variable is yes, that person is reported as Hispanic irrespective of the race/ethnicity reported in the primary race/ethnicity variable.
||Hispanic status is reported separately from race. A Hispanic, or non-Hispanic person, is asked to report their race, i.e., Asian, Black, White, etc. Because most Hispanics do not report another race on CWS/CMS, the race of most Hispanics is missing.
||Only the primary race/ethnicity (adjusted for Hispanic status) is reported, so nobody is reported as being of mixed race.
||Both primary and secondary races are considered. Persons reporting two or more races (e.g., Black primary race/ethnicity and White secondary race/ethnicity) are reported as being of mixed race.
||Only people who report a primary race/ethnicity of Native American and who do not identify as Hispanic are reported as Native Americans.
||A person is reported as Native American irrespective of Hispanic status. Native Americans of mixed race (e.g., White and Native American) are reported as being of mixed race.