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Table 206
U.S. registered nurses compared to the U.S. population, United States, 2004
Population group U.S. populationa Registered nurseb
Number Percent Number Percent
Total   285,691,501 100.0 2,909,357 100.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 40,459,196 14.2 48,009 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White only  192,362,875 67.3 2,380,529 81.8
Non-Hispanic, Black only 34,142,554 12.0 122,495 4.2
Non-Hispanic, Asian only 11,955,401 4.2 84,383 2.9
Non-Hispanic, NHOPI only 364,656 0.1 5,594 0.2
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN only 1,852,775 0.6 9,453 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Multiple races  3,952,857 1.4 41,244 1.4

a The U.S. population data are from Census Bereau 2004 American Community Survey.

b The 2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses collected data on the actively licensed registered nurse population as of March 2004.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Source: National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses and the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census for the U.S. population.


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