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Hispanic ethnicity, dichotomous

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For sample adults and sample children, HISPYN indicates if the respondent considers her/himself Hispanic or Latino. Prior to 2019, this variable is available for all persons.


There are slight changes in the phrasing of the question over time. Data users should reference the survey text tab to observe these differences.

The NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 1997-2018: All persons.
  • 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 0-17.


  • 1997-2020