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CodeSystem: ethnicGroup

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0189 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: EthnicGroup
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.100

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Code system of concepts further defining a patient’s ancestry. In the US, a current use is to use these codes to report ethnicity in line with US federal standards for Hispanic origin. Used for HL7 Version 2 messaging in the PID segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0189 (Ethnic Group)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0189 defines the following codes:

H Hispanic or LatinoHispanic or Latino
N Not Hispanic or LatinoNot Hispanic or Latino
U UnknownUnknown


2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.