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ValueSet: Detailed ethnicity

Official URL: Version: 5.0.0
Active as of 2021-12-08 Computable Name: DetailedEthnicity

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The codes for the concepts ‘Unknown’, ‘Asked but no answer’, ‘other, and the 41 CDC ethnicity codes that are grouped under one of the 2 OMB ethnicity category codes.


The publication tooling does not currently support generation of this Value Set expansion. We anticipate updates to enable this feature before the next version of this guide is published. We have provided the manual expansion below for your review.

Code System Display Definition
2137-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Spaniard -
2138-6 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Andalusian -
2139-4 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Asturian -
2140-2 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Castillian -
2141-0 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Catalonian -
2142-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Belearic Islander -
2143-6 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Gallego -
2144-4 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Valencian -
2145-1 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Canarian -
2146-9 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Spanish Basque -
2148-5 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Mexican -
2149-3 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Mexican American -
2150-1 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Mexicano -
2151-9 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Chicano -
2152-7 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 La Raza -
2153-5 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Mexican American Indian -
2155-0 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Central American -
2156-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Costa Rican -
2157-6 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Guatemalan -
2158-4 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Honduran -
2159-2 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Nicaraguan -
2160-0 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Panamanian -
2161-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Salvadoran -
2162-6 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Central American Indian -
2163-4 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Canal Zone -
2165-9 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 South American -
2166-7 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Argentinean -
2167-5 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Bolivian -
2168-3 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Chilean -
2169-1 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Colombian -
2170-9 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Ecuadorian -
2171-7 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Paraguayan -
2172-5 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Peruvian -
2173-3 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Uruguayan -
2174-1 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Venezuelan -
2175-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 South American Indian -
2176-6 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Criollo -
2178-2 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Latin American -
2180-8 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Puerto Rican -
2182-4 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Cuban -
2184-0 urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 Dominican -
ASKU asked but unknown -
OTH other -
UNK unknown -

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



No Expansion for this valueset (not supported by Publication Tooling)

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