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Table 4 Overall Agreement of Observer-Recorded Race Values with Self-reported Race in Various Groupings* (N = 979,415)

From: Transition to the new race/ethnicity data collection standards in the Department of Veterans Affairs

Race/Ethnicity Grouping Number Agreeing Percent Agreeing Kappa
White, AA, Hispanic, Other 932,315 95.2 0.881 (0.880–0.882)
White, AA, Other 933,652 95.3 0.884 (0.883–0.885)
White, Other 937,129 95.7 0.885 (0.884–0.886)
AA, Other 958,140 97.8 0.927 (0.926–0.929)
  1. *AA indicates African American. Veterans with multiracial values and veterans with Hispanic ethnicity and non-AA minority races were excluded.