US Core Implementation Guide
6.0.0-preview - CI Build United States of America flag

US Core Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Cross-Group Projects. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 6.0.0-preview). 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

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/birthsex Version: 6.0.0-preview
Active as of 2022-09-29 Computable Name: BirthSex

Copyright/Legal: Used by permission of HL7 International, all rights reserved Creative Commons License

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

References

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

 

Expansion

This value set contains 5 concepts

CodeSystemDisplayDefinition
  Fhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AdministrativeGenderFemale

Female

  Mhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AdministrativeGenderMale

Male

  ASKUhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorasked but unknown

Information was sought but not found (e.g., patient was asked but didn't know)

  OTHhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-NullFlavorother

**Description:**The actual value is not a member of the set of permitted data values in the constrained value domain of a variable. (e.g., concept not provided by required code system).

Usage Notes: This flavor and its specializations are most commonly used with the CD datatype and its flavors. However, it may apply to *any* datatype where the constraints of the type are tighter than can be conveyed. For example, a PQ that is for a true measured amount whose units are not supported in UCUM, a need to convey a REAL when the type has been constrained to INT, etc.

With coded datatypes, this null flavor may only be used if the vocabulary binding has a coding strength of CNE. By definition, all local codes and original text are part of the value set if the coding strength is CWE.

  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
System 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