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ValueSet: PHVS_Race_HL7_2x

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0005 Version: 4.0.0
Active as of 2021-09-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: PHVSRaceHL72x
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.6065

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This race value set is based upon CDC check-digit codes, but using the HL7 table 0005. HL7 adopted the CDC Race and Ethnicity codes in HL7 Table 0005 in 2005. This value set has been created for backward compatibility and some historic Implementation guides (E.g. Immunization). Recommend using Race Category value set based upon CDC Race & Ethnicity code system.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)

Generated Narrative: ValueSet v2-0005

  • Include these codes as defined in urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238
    1002-5American Indian or Alaska Native
    2054-5Black or African American
    2076-8Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    2131-1Other Race



Generated Narrative: ValueSet

Expansion based on codesystem CDC Race and Ethnicity version1.2

This value set contains 6 concepts

  1002-5urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238American Indian or Alaska Native
  2054-5urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238Black or African American
  2076-8urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  2131-1urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.238Other Race

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


2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2021-10-06reviseJessica BotaHTAUnify and Update CDC Race and Ethnicity (CDCREC) Entries; UP-237
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.