Demographic Domain

Demographic codes are standardized using the following vocabularies:
  • Gender: Administrative Sex codes issued by Health Level Seven (HL7) – vocabulary_id 12.
  • Race – vocabulary_id 13
  • Ethnicity – vocabulary_id 44.
The Standard Vocabulary for Race and Ethnicity follows the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement. This Subcommittee of exports was assembled to generate a report regarding the lack of standardization of collection of race and ethnicity data at the federal, state, local, and private sector levels for the IOM Committee on Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Briefly, the report recommends the collection of Ethnicity and Race data as following:
  1. Race and Hispanic ethnicity categories are collected according to the existing Directive of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  2. More detailed Race codes are adopted from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Subpages (1): Race