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Data Element Name:  Patient Sex File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  10
Record Positions:  65 - 65 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The gender of the patient as recorded on the date of the admission.

Codes and Values:
  1. "M" = Male
    "F" = Female
    "U" = Unknown
Edit Applications:
  1. There are multiple relationship edits between Patient Sex and sex-specific diagnosis and procedure codes as defined by the ICD-9-CM reference file edit flags.

Conversion Notes:

Master File - The DDA Sex field was used. DDA sex codes '1' and '2' were converted to 'M' and 'F' respectively.

Incomplete File (1982-1993) - On unmatched UBF's, the UBF Sex field was used.