Hispanic or Latino Populations
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines Hispanic or Latino as
“a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin,
regardless of race.”
In data collection and presentation, federal agencies are required to use a minimum of two ethnicities: “Hispanic or Latino” and "Not Hispanic or Latino".
Starting in 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to use a minimum of five race categories:
- Black or African American;
- American Indian or Alaska Native;
- Asian; and
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
In addition, on October 31, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published
final standards for data collection
on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by
Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.
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