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Central Distributor SEDD: Description of Data Elements

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

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
FEMALEIndicator of sex0Male
1Female
.Missing
.AInvalid
.CInconsistent, EDX03, EPR03, ECPT02
 
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State Specific Notes

Alaska
Alaska
IFEMALE FEMALE
Value Description Value Description
1 Male 0 Male
2 Female 1 Female
9 Unknown . Missing
(blank)
(other) .A Invalid


California

Central Distributor only - because of confidentiality restrictions, gender (FEMALE) is suppressed on some records.



Oregon
Oregon
IFEMALE FEMALE
Value Description Value Description
M Male 0 Male
F Female 1 Female
U Unknown . Missing
blank
other .A Invalid


Utah

Through the 2002 data year, the source value "E" for "Encrypted patient gender (confidential data)" is recoded to missing (FEMALE = .).

Utah encrypts the patient gender for the following two conditions:

  1. Patients with the Major Diagnosis Code of "Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection" (value 25) and
  2. Diagnosis Related Groups "Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence" (values 433-437).

Beginning with the 2003 data, Utah supplies an unmasked file.

Beginning with the 2015 data, the HCUP data element FEMALE is set to missing (.) in the Central Distributor SEDD for records involving substance abuse or HIV infection. This was done at the request of the Utah Partner organization.


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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SEDD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/sedddistnote.jsp?var=female.
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