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|Data Element Name: Patient Sex|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 9|
|Record Positions: 65 - 65||Format-Length: A/N - 1|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date:|
The gender of the patient as recorded on the date of the ambulatory surgery service.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.
- For data years prior to 1994, codes "1" and "2" were converted to "M" and "F" respectively.