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NASS Description of Data Elements

FEMALE - Indicator of sex
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
General Notes

The sex of the patient (FEMALE) is provided by the data source. All non-male, non-female (e.g., "other") values are set to missing (.).

If FEMALE is inconsistent with diagnoses (EDX03), procedures (EPR03), ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM/PCS procedures (EPR03), or HCPCS procedures (ECPT02), FEMALE is set to inconsistent (.C).

In HCUP databases before 1998, this data element is called SEX.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
FEMALEIndicator of sex0Male
.CInconsistent, EDX03, EPR03, ECPT02

Internet Citation: HCUP NASS Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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