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1961 Vital Statistics  -- Race And Color

According to the U. S. Public Health Service, births in the United States in 1961 were classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and "other nonwhite."

The category "white" includes, in addition to persons reported as "white," those reported as Mexican or Puerto Rican.  With one exception, a reported mixture of Negro with any other race is included in the Negro group; other mixed parentage is classified according to the race of the nonwhite parent and mixtures of nonwhite races to the race of the father.  The exception refers to a mixture of Hawaiian and any other race, which is classified as Part-Hawaiian.

In most tables a less detailed classification of "white" and "nonwhite" is used.

Now we know the government is a stickler for codes so that big brother can keep track of all our statistics.  Well, according the the US CDC website there have been some revisions as of late to the types of codes for 'race' on vital records certificates.

Prior to 2009, the latest revision to the actual long form took place in 2004.  In 1961, a black person was listed as either 'black' or 'negro'.  In 2004, the one showing on the CDC site shows he could have been listed as either 'black' or 'African American' as ethnicity then came into play.  Now in 2009 (revised 1/09), codes for those of the Negro race are listed and one can now be listed as just 'African' as is shown on Obama's COLB.


US vital statistic birth records for 1961 in Hawaii (By place Of residence. Data refer only to births occurring within the United States. Based on a 50-percent sample. "Metropolitan counties" include all counties that are standard metropolitan statistical areas (metropolitan State economic areas for New England). "Nonmetropolitan counties" include all other counties):

On page 205 are the statistics for Live Births, non-White Hawaiian births:


  12,198 -- non-white births

  12,110 -- attended in a hospital by physician
  50 -- attended out of a hospital by physician or midwife

  38 -- unattended


So, that's around 76 unattended births in the year Obama was born.  Was Barack Obama one of those 76?    Information regarding these birth came from the word or statement of a relative.  It might account for the Obama/Nordyke birth certificate numbers anomaly.


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Jerome Corsi says that a search of Hawaii newspapers indicates 13 babies were born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, and 22 on Aug. 5, 1961, suggesting Obama's birth certificate number should be about 30 to 50 digits lower that the Nordyke twins' numbers. Since the Hawaii DOH will not allow an open inspection of the August 1961 birth records, it is impossible to know how many birth certificates the registrar general filed and numbered between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, 1961.
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