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Hispanic or Latino MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hispanic or Latino
Tree Number(s)
M01.270.953
M01.686.477.625.188.441
Unique ID
D006630
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006630
Scope Note
A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/1997/10/30/97-28653/revisions-to-the-standards-for-the-classification-of-federal-data-on-race-and-ethnicity). In the United States it is used for classification of federal government data on race and ethnicity. Race and ethnicity terms are self-identified social construct and may include terms outdated and offensive in MeSH to assist users who are interested in retrieving comprehensive search results for studies such as in longitudinal studies.
Entry Term(s)
Cuban Americans
Hispanic Americans
Hispanics
Latin Americans, US
Latinas
Latinos
Latinx
Puerto Ricans
Spanish Americans
Previous Indexing
Ethnic Groups (1968-1977)
Mexico (1966-1977)
Puerto Rico (1966-1977)
United States (1966-1977)
specific state (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note
2022; see HISPANIC AMERICANS 1978-2021
History Note
2022(1978)
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/03/01
Revision Date
2022/07/14
Hispanic or Latino Preferred
Latinos Narrower
Latinx Narrower
Hispanics Broader
Cuban Americans Narrower
Hispanic Americans Related
Puerto Ricans Narrower
Latinas Narrower
Latin Americans, US Narrower
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