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Field Value
CDE ID C00030
CDE Name Race USA category
Variable Name RaceUSACat

The patient’s self declared racial origination, independent of ethnic origination, using OMB approved categories.


A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) , and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.;A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.;A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as “Haitian” or “Negro” can be used in addition to “Black or African American.”;A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.;A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.;Could not be determined or unsure;Not provided or unavailable;


Choose all that apply. Response is obtained by report of the participant/subject or caretaker. Collecting information on race may not be allowed in some countries for concerns related to discrimination. In other countries, however, these concerns are considered a reason for recording race in order to guarantee equal access to care. Investigators receiving funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to report the number of subjects enrolled on an annual basis using the racial categories listed.

Input Restrictions Multiple Pre-Defined Values Selected
Permissible Values

American Indian or Alaska Native;Asian;Black or African-American;Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander;White;Unknown;Not Reported;

Question Text Race
Data Type Alphanumeric
Population Adult, Pediatric
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Domain Participant Characteristics
SubDomain Demographics
CRF Module Demographics
Classification Core
Previous Title Race USA category

The NIH Guidelines on Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive No. 15 defines the minimum standard of basic racial and ethnic categories. (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/women_min/guidelines_update.htm) Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data in Clinical Trials (FDA, September 2005 – http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Guidances/ucm126340.htm)

CA DSR ID 2192199
Version Date 2013-07-25T08:54:08.2
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