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Black or African American MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Black or African American
Tree Number(s)
M01.270.500
M01.686.372.500
M01.686.477.625.594.594
Unique ID
D001741
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001741
Scope Note
A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/1997/10/30/97-28653/revisions-to-the-standards-for-the classification-of-federal-data-on-race-and-ethnicity). In the United States it is used for classification of federal government data on race and ethnicity. Race and ethnicity terms are self-identified social construct and may include terms outdated and offensive in MeSH to assist users who are interested in retrieving comprehensive search results for studies such as in longitudinal studies.
Entry Term(s)
African American
African Americans
African-American
African-Americans
Afro-American
Afro-Americans
Black Americans
Blacks
Negro
Negroes
Public MeSH Note
2023; see NEGROES 1963-1975, BLACKS 1976-2003, AFRICAN AMERICANS 2004-2022
History Note
2023; use NEGROES 1963-1975, BLACKS 1976-2003, AFRICAN AMERICANS 2004-2022
Date Established
1976/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/25
Revision Date
2022/08/03
Black or African American Preferred
Black Americans Related
Negroes Related
African Americans Related
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