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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements
This section describes how HCUP data elements are coded, restrictions on their use, their uniform values, and State-specific coding practices.
 
HISPANIC_X - Hispanic ethnicity, as received from the source
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HISPANIC_X retains information on the Hispanic ethnicity as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific.

Two HCUP data elements contain other information about the race of the patient:

  • RACE_X retains information on the race of the patient as provided by the data source.
  • RACE contains uniformly coded information about the race and ethnicity of the patient. The data element RACE should be used when analyzing race across data sources.
 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HISPANIC_XHispanic ethnicity, as received from the sourcen(a)State specific coding - See the "State Specific Notes" section for details
 
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State Specific Notes

Information on State specific coding for this data element is available under the "State Specific Notes" section for the data element RACE.

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