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

Data Element

Additional Information

Ethnicity

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 1.2 (July 2021)

Comment

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

Comments: Recommending addition of two values in the valueset ‘PHVS_EthnicityGroup_CDC’ that does not currently encompass the fact that patient do not respond to the question:
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Patient declined to respond/Asked but unknown*
  • Unknown*
*New values being proposed

These comments apply to both…

These comments apply to both Ethnicity and Race. In USCDI v2, the recommendations for Ethnicity and Race require BOTH OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 (10/30/1997) and CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Version 1.0 (March 2000). Two comments. First, the OMB and CDC terms appear to be the same, so it seems redundant to "require" both. Second, according to PHIN VADS, the CDC Race & Ethnicity codes are on version 1.2 as of 7/15/2021. I don't know what specific codes changed between versions 1.0 and 1.2, but the general hierarchy has been in place for many years. It would seem reasonable to update the USCDI recommendations for Ethnicity and Race to include CDC Race & Ethnicity v1.2 (and remove mention of OMB if allowable to do so).

Also, VSAC has Ethnicity (2…

Also, VSAC has Ethnicity (2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.837) and Race (2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.7232) value sets at v1.2, but the PHIN VADS source goes deeper into the hierarchy and is the more robust source that I suggest we converge upon. Happy to hear other comments on this.

Additional values in the value set

Recommending addition of two values in the value set ‘PHVS_EthnicityGroup_CDC’ that does not currently encompass the fact that patient do not respond to the question:
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Patient declined to respond/Asked but unknown*
  • Unknown*
*=New values being proposed

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