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|Data Element Name: Patient's Postal Service Zip Code and Extension Code||File Location: **Master, De-identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 36 & 37|
|Record Positions: 205 - 213||Format-Length: A/N - 5
A/N - 4
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date: January 1996|
|Deniable Data Element: This field is composed of both non-deniable and deniable components. **The five-digit Zip Code is non-deniable and is present on all 3 files (Master, De-identified and De-identified Abbreviated). The Zip Code Extension is deniable and is present only on the Master File. See Appendix Z for release restrictions.|
The Zip Code and Extension assigned by the Postal Service to the patient's principal residence at the time of admission.Codes and Values:
- For United States residences, this Data Element is divided into a five-character
Zip Code and a four-digit Extension Code. For Canadian residences, this Data Element
is defined as a six character Zip Code and three character filler.
- Must have been left justified with no embedded blanks and space filled. In cases
where only a five-digit code was entered, the remaining four positions must have
been space filled.
- "XXXXX" = Unknown
"YYYYY" = Foreign Country
- Must have been a valid code in accordance with the Zip/County Code Edit Validation
Table in Appendix F.
- Must have been valid for the Patient's County Code
(Data Element 34) assigned to
the patient's principal residence.
- If Patient's Postal Service Zip Code was "10000"-"14999" or "06390", Patient's State (Data Element 35) must have equaled "NY", and Patient's County Code (Data Element 34) must have equaled "01"-"62" or "99".