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
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
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
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):
page 205 are the statistics for Live Births, non-White Hawaiian
• 12,198 --
• 12,110 --
attended in a hospital by physician
-- 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