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Definition

A code set representing male or female.

Representation

Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1

Values

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

Comments

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.

References

Related content

Relation Count
Data Elements implementing this Value Domain 1