Data used to categorize individuals for identification, records matching, and other purposes.

Data Element

Additional Information

Race

Applicable Vocabulary Standard(s)

Applicable Standards
Both standards are required
  • The Office of Management and Budget Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, as revised, October 30, 1997
  • CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Version 1.0 (March 2000)
Adopted at 45 CFR 170.207(f)

Comment

CDC's comment on behalf of ASTHO (WA DOH)

Subject: Additional values in the valueset
  • Comments: Meeting the needs of different racial groups, many race groups are categorized by country specifically but some race groups have origin in a certain country/region but the current generations now live in multiple countries due to different reasons. Accurate identification of these groups will help attain health equity based on the unique needs of the racial groups.
New Race values proposed for addition to the value set with code as ‘PHVS_Race_CDC’ and valueset name as ‘Race Value Set’ is as follows:
  • Afro-Carribean
  • Cham
  • Chicano/a or Chicanx
  • Congolese
  • Cuban
  • Eritrean
  • First Nations
  • Indigenous-Latino/a or Indigenous-Latinx
  • Jordanian
  • Karen
  • Kenyan
  • Kuwaiti
  • Mestizo
  • Mien
  • Moroccan
  • Oromo
  • Puerto Rican
  • Romanian/Rumanian
  • Russian
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Somali
  • South African
  • Ugandan
  • Ukranian
  • Yemeni
  • Patient declined to respond/Asked but unknown
  • Unknown

Additional values in the value set

Meeting the needs of different racial groups, many race groups are categorized by country specifically but some race groups have origin in a certain country/region but the current generations now live in multiple countries due to different reasons. Accurate identification of these groups will help attain health equity based on the unique needs of the racial groups. New Race values proposed for addition to the value set with code as ‘PHVS_Race_CDC’ and valueset name as ‘Race Value Set’ is as follows:  
  • Afro-Carribean
  • Cham
  • Chicano/a or Chicanx
  • Congolese
  • Cuban
  • Eritrean
  • First Nations
  • Indigenous-Latino/a or Indigenous-Latinx
  • Jordanian
  • Karen
  • Kenyan
  • Kuwaiti
  • Mestizo
  • Mien
  • Moroccan
  • Oromo
  • Puerto Rican
  • Romanian/Rumanian
  • Russian
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Somali
  • South African
  • Ugandan
  • Ukranian
  • Yemeni
  • Patient declined to respond/Asked but unknown
  • Unknown

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