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Transparent Reporting of Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants

Transparent Reporting of Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants Opinion EDITORIAL Transparent Reporting of Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants June K. Robinson, MD; Amy J. McMichael, MD; Claudia Hernandez, MD By 2060, the US Census Bureau projections indicate that the Table. Two-Question Survey to Assess Self-identification United States will no longer have a single majority population; of Race and Ethnicity rather, the nation will be composed of a “plurality” of races and Survey Item Responses ethnic groups. In the early 1990s, congressional legislation set Are you No, not Hispanic/Latino forth guidelines to include women and encourage the inclu- Hispanic or Yes, Hispanic/Latino (person of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Latino? sion of members of racial and ethnic minority groups in feder- South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin 2,3 regardless of race) ally sponsored human participant research. While substan- What is American Indian or Alaska native (person having origins in any tial gains have been made regarding the participation of women your race? of the original peoples of North and South America, including in clinical research, the number of minorities appears to be lag- Central America, and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment) ging. Compliance with congressional mandates as well as valid Asian (origins http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Transparent Reporting of Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6068
eISSN
2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.5978
pmid
28146235
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Transparent Reporting of Demographic Characteristics of Study Participants June K. Robinson, MD; Amy J. McMichael, MD; Claudia Hernandez, MD By 2060, the US Census Bureau projections indicate that the Table. Two-Question Survey to Assess Self-identification United States will no longer have a single majority population; of Race and Ethnicity rather, the nation will be composed of a “plurality” of races and Survey Item Responses ethnic groups. In the early 1990s, congressional legislation set Are you No, not Hispanic/Latino forth guidelines to include women and encourage the inclu- Hispanic or Yes, Hispanic/Latino (person of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Latino? sion of members of racial and ethnic minority groups in feder- South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin 2,3 regardless of race) ally sponsored human participant research. While substan- What is American Indian or Alaska native (person having origins in any tial gains have been made regarding the participation of women your race? of the original peoples of North and South America, including in clinical research, the number of minorities appears to be lag- Central America, and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment) ging. Compliance with congressional mandates as well as valid Asian (origins

Journal

JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2017

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