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Table 3 Association between number of black ascendants and observed or self-assigned skin colour

From: Reliability of race assessment based on the race of the ascendants: a cross-sectional study

  Number of black ascendants  
Skin colour 0 1 2 ≥ 3 p
Self-assigned      <0.0001
White 90% 5% 5% 0%  
Light mulatto 67% 33% 0% 0%  
Mixed 50% 17% 17% 16%  
Dark mulatto 38% 38% 12% 12%  
Black 0% 0% 20% 80%  
Observed      <0.0001
White 81% 15% 4% 0%  
Mixed 46% 15% 15% 24%  
Black 0% 10% 20% 70%