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Data Element Name:  Patient Race File Location:  Master, De-identified, De-identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  25
Record Positions:  140 - 141 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  May 2002
Deniable Data Element:   No

Definition:

The code which best describes the race of the patient.

Codes and Values:
  1. "01" = White
    "02" = African American (Black)
    "03" = Native American (American Indian/Eskimo/Aleut)
    "04" = Asian
    "05" = Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    "88" = Other Race
    "99" = Unknown
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.
Conversion Notes:

DDA Race Code/Description             UDS Race Code
1    Asian or Pacific Islander 04
2    African American (Black) 02
3    Hispanic (valid for prior 1987 DDA only) 88
4    Native American (American Indian/Eskimo/Aleutian) 03
5    Other Race 88
6    White 01