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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|
The gender of the patient as recorded on the date of the admission.Codes and Values:
- "M" = Male
"F" = Female
"U" = Unknown
- 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.
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.