Indicator Details — Children and Adolescents: Percentage of U.S. Children and Adolescents by Race/Ethnicity
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In 2010, 14% and 23% of the U.S. population aged 0-19 were categorized as black and white Hispanic race/ethnicity, respectively; by 2050, these percentages are expected to be 16% and 26%.
Chart Explanation: The race/ethnicity percentages of the U.S. population aged 0-19 are expected to change over the next 40 years (from 2010 to 2050). The percentage of Hispanic children and adolescents is expected to increase to 22.8% from 11.5%, while the percentage of Asians is expected to increase to 4.3% from 4.4%. The percentages of children and adolescents who are black is also expected to increase slightly, from 14.1% to 15.7%. In contrast, the percentages non-Hispanic whites aged 0-19 is expected to decrease substantially, from 53.8% to 43.6%.
The U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov) conducts a decennial population census, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution to guide apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Census 2000 and Census 2010 contained items regarding age, gender, race, Hispanic/Latino origin, and housing characteristics and was administered to the entire resident population of the United States. From the data collected, both population estimates (www.factfinder2.com) and projections (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008; http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/index.html) are available publicly.

The U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov) conducts a decennial population census, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution to guide apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Census 2000 and Census 2010 contained items regarding age, gender, race, Hispanic/Latino origin, and housing characteristics and was administered to the entire resident population of the United States. From the data collected, both population estimates (www.factfinder2.com) and projections (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008; http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/index.html) are available publicly.
FieldData
Description of MeasureRace/ethnicity in the general population
Data SourceUnited States Census
Type of Data SourcePublic
Data SetU.S. estimates/projections 2000-2050
Health Care System DataNo
Regional or National?National
Demographic GroupAll U.S. residents <20 years old
NumeratorNumber of U.S. residents <20 years old of particular race/ethnicity
DenominatorNumber of all U.S. residents <20 years old
Primary Data Source IndicatorRace/ethnicity
Primary Indicator Method of MeasurementQuestionnaire (census-taking)
Secondary (1) VariableAge
Secondary (1) Indicator Method of MeasurementQuestionnaire (census-taking)
Secondary (2) VariableGender
Secondary (2) Indicator Method of MeasurementQuestionnaire (census-taking)
Frequency of Measurement (Primary)Every 10 years (cross-sectional)
U.S. Region Covered by Primary VariableAll
Period Currently Available2050
Pending Data2010 projections; 2020 estimates
Additional Data Items of InterestProjections of U.S. population by demographic group through 2050
Limitations of IndicatorSelf-reported race/ethnicity; projections associated with some amount of error
Analytic ConsiderationsRace/ethnicity must be examined separately; age groups/gender can be collapsed to get total numbers
References and Sources:
Suggested Citation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System—United States.
website. http://www.cdc.gov/ckd