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close this bookData Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)
close this folderSECTION 1 - PATIENT IDENTIFICATION DATA
View the document1.01 INTERNAL ID
View the document1.02 NAME
View the document1.03 ALIAS
View the document1.04 DATE OF BIRTH
View the document1.05 SEX
View the document1.06 RACE
View the document1.07 ETHNICITY
View the document1.08 ADDRESS
View the document1.09 TELEPHONE NUMBER
View the document1.10 ACCOUNT NUMBER
View the document1.11 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
View the document1.12 OCCUPATION
View the document1.13 INDUSTRY
View the document1.14 EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME
View the document1.15 EMERGENCY CONTACT ADDRESS
View the document1.16 EMERGENCY CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER
View the document1.17 EMERGENCY CONTACT RELATIONSHIP

1.05 SEX

Definition

Sex of patient.

Uses

The patient’s sex is standard demographic and identifying information used in clinical care and for multiple additional purposes.

Discussion

None.

Data Type (and Field Length)

IS - coded value for user-defined tables (1).

Repetition

No.

Field Values

Code

Description

M

Male

F

Female

U

Unknown or undetermined

Data Standards or Guidelines

E1384-96 (ASTM, 1996) and Health Level 7, Version 2.3 (HL7, 1996).

Other References

None.