US Core Implementation Guide
4.1.0 - CI Build

US Core Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - US Realm Steering Committee. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 4.1.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/US-Core/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Birth Sex

Summary

Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/birthsex
Version:4.1.0
Name:BirthSex
Title:Birth Sex
Status:Active as of 2019-05-21
Definition:

Codes for assigning sex at birth as specified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Publisher:HL7 International - US Realm Steering Committee
Copyright:

Used by permission of HL7 International, all rights reserved Creative Commons License

OID:2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1021.24 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

References

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

  • Include these codes as defined in http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AdministrativeGender
    CodeDisplayDefinition
    FFemaleFemale
    MMaleMale
  • Include these codes as defined in http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavor
    CodeDisplayDefinition
    UNKUnknown**Description:**A proper value is applicable, but not known.

    **Usage Notes**: This means the actual value is not known. If the only thing that is unknown is how to properly express the value in the necessary constraints (value set, datatype, etc.), then the OTH or UNC flavor should be used. No properties should be included for a datatype with this property unless:

    1. Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown')
    2. Those properties further qualify the nature of what is unknown. (E.g. specifying a use code of "H" and a URL prefix of "tel:" to convey that it is the home phone number that is unknown.)

 

Expansion

This value set contains 3 concepts

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
Fhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AdministrativeGenderFemaleFemale
Mhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AdministrativeGenderMaleMale
UNKhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorUnknown**Description:**A proper value is applicable, but not known. **Usage Notes**: This means the actual value is not known. If the only thing that is unknown is how to properly express the value in the necessary constraints (value set, datatype, etc.), then the OTH or UNC flavor should be used. No properties should be included for a datatype with this property unless: 1. Those properties themselves directly translate to a semantic of "unknown". (E.g. a local code sent as a translation that conveys 'unknown') 2. Those properties further qualify the nature of what is unknown. (E.g. specifying a use code of "H" and a URL prefix of "tel:" to convey that it is the home phone number that is unknown.)

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code