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A code set representing male or female.


Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1


Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 Female
1 Male
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:
Coding option 9 should only be used when the person has not provided this information upon request and/or the service provider is unable to make an informed judgment about the person's gender.


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Relation Count
Data Elements implementing this Value Domain 1