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Protocol - Birthplace of Grandparents

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Description:

The respondent completes the self-administered questionnaire by indicating his or her maternal grandmother'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 maternal grandfather, paternal grandmother, and paternal grandfather.

Protocol:

(Birthplace of maternal grandmother)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your mother’s 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 maternal grandfather)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your mother’s 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

(Birthplace of paternal grandmother)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your father’s 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 paternal grandfather)

The following question has been revised from the original.

Where was your father’s 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

Protocol Name from Source:

American Community Survey (ACS), 2008

Availability:

Publicly available

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 or handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

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

Participants:

Any age. A proxy may also provide this information.

Specific Instructions:

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

Selection Rationale

Birthplace of grandparents relates to a respondent’s ancestry.

An open-ended response was preferred to a coded list of countries.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Maternal Grandmother Geographic Birth Place Text 2789935 CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE) Maternal Grandfather Geographic Birth Place Text 2789937 CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE) Paternal Grandmother Geographic Birth Place Text 2789939 CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE) Paternal Grandfather Geographic Birth Place Text 2789941 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Birthplace grandparents proto 63050-9 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #2 (ERP) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Environmental Exposures, and Social Environments domains.

Guidance from ERP 2 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (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:

10401

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX010401_Maternal_Grandfather_Birthplace PX010401030000 Where was your mother's father born? 4 Variable Mapping
PX010401_Maternal_Grandfather_Birthplace_Location PX010401040000 Where was your mother's 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. 4 N/A
PX010401_Maternal_Grandmother_Birthplace PX010401010000 Where was your mother's mother born? 4 Variable Mapping
PX010401_Maternal_Grandmother_Birthplace_Location PX010401020000 Where was your mother's 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. 4 N/A
PX010401_Paternal_Grandfather_Birthplace PX010401070000 Where was your father's father born? 4 Variable Mapping
PX010401_Paternal_Grandfather_Birthplace_Location PX010401080000 Where was your father's 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. 4 N/A
PX010401_Paternal_Grandmother_Birthplace PX010401050000 Where was your father's mother born? 4 Variable Mapping
PX010401_Paternal_Grandmother_Birthplace_Location PX010401060000 Where was your father's 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. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Birthplace of Grandparents

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

Questions asking the respondent for his or her maternal grandmother’s place of birth, maternal grandfather’s place of birth, paternal grandmother’s place of birth, and paternal grandfather’s place of birth.

Purpose

The main reason to capture the birthplaces of grandparents (maternal and paternal) is to indicate additional information about the ancestral background of the respondent.

Keywords

Demographics, ancestry, grandparents, immigration, race, ethnicity, American Community Survey, ACS, U.S. Census Bureau