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Protocol - Birthplace of Parents

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Protocol Name from Source:

American Community Survey (ACS), 2008

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The respondent completes the self-administered questionnaire by indicating his or her biological mother's place of birth. If he or she was born in the United States, an additional question captures the state, if known. If he or she was not born in the United States another open-ended question asks for this location. The same procedures would be followed for obtaining the birthplace of the respondent's father.

Protocol:

(Birthplace of Mother)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your biological mother born?

[ ] In the United States - Print name of state

______________________________

[ ] Outside the United States - Print U.S. Territory (e.g., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) or name of foreign country etc.

[ ] Don’t know

(Birthplace of Father)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your biological father born?

[ ] In the United States - Print name of state

_______________________________

[ ] Outside the United States - Print U.S. Territory (e.g., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) or name of foreign country etc.

[ ] Don’t know

Personnel and Training Required

This question may be self-administered (as in the source protocol) or administered by an interviewer with a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted interview. The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

*There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

Either a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted instrument may be used. If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Life Stage:

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, All Ages, Pregnancy

Specific Instructions:

The birthplace of the respondent’s grandparents should also be captured.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

Question asking the respondent for his or her biological mother’s place of birth. Question asking the respondent for his or her biological father’s place of birth.

Purpose

The main reason birthplace of parents (mother and father) is captured is to indicate additional information about the ancestral background of the respondent e.g., whether the respondent is second generation or not, and if so, what immigrant stream he or she is part of.

Selection Rationale

Birthplace of parents relates to a respondent’s ancestry. An open-ended response was preferred to a coded list of countries. If birthplace of parents is captured, birthplace of grandparents could also be captured to provide additional information about the respondent’s ancestry. For example, the mother and father may be African American and Asian, respectively, and born in the state of Ohio, so the birthplace of grandparents provides much-needed ancestral information.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Father Geographic Birth Place Text2789933CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Mother Geographic Birth Place Text2789931CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Birthplace of parents proto63048-3LOINC

Process and Review

The [link[phenx.org/node/102|Expert Review Panel #2]] (ERP 2) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Environmental Exposures, and Social Environments domains.

Guidance from the ERP 2 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive ([link[www.phenxtoolkit.org/index.php?pageLink=browse.archive.protocols&id=10000|link]])

Source

U.S. Census Bureau. (2008). American Community Survey (ACS), 2008. Washington, DC: Author. Question number: Person 1, #7.

General References

Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) Data Schema and Harmonization Platform for Epidemiological Research (DataSHaPER).

U.S. Census Bureau. (2007). 2006 American Community Survey Content Test Report P.1. Evaluation report covering place of birth, U.S. citizenship status, and year of arrival. Washington, DC: Author.

Protocol ID:

10301

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX010301_Mother_BirthplacePX010301010000Where was your biological mother born?4Variable Mapping
PX010301_Mother_Birthplace_LocationPX010301020000Where was your biological mother born? In the United States - Print name of state Outside the United States - Print U.S. Territory (e.g., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) or name of foreign country etc.4N/A
PX010301_Father_BirthplacePX010301030000Where was your biological father born?4Variable Mapping
PX010301_Father_Birthplace_LocationPX010301040000Where was your biological father born? In the United States - Print name of state Outside the United States - Print U.S. Territory (e.g., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) or name of foreign country etc.4N/A