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Data Element Name:  Abortion Flag File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  139
Record Positions:  2173 - 2173 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  5/1/2005 Revision Date:  September 2005
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

A flag to indicate if the discharge record contains any indication of abortion. See Appendix TT - Abortion Record Editing .

Codes and Values:  

  1. Y = Abortion is indicated
    N = Abortion is not indicated

Edit Applications:

This is a derived field.