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CodeSystem: religion2

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0006 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: Religion2
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.8

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Code system of concepts specifying a person’s religion. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the PID segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0006 (Religion)

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

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 case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0006 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitiondeprecatedDeutsch (German, de)
A AtheistAtheist2.9Atheist
B BaptistBaptist2.9Baptist
C CatholicCatholic2.9Katholik
E EpiscopalianEpiscopalian2.9Episkopale
J JudaismJudaism2.9Jude
L LutheranLutheran2.9Lutheraner
M Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)2.9Mormone
N HinduHindu2.9Hinduist
P ProtestantProtestant2.9Protestant
AGN AgnosticAgnostic
ATH AtheistAtheistAtheist
BAH Baha'iBaha'i
BRE BrethrenBrethren
BUD BuddhistBuddhistBuddhist
BMA Buddhist: MahayanaBuddhist: Mahayana
BTH Buddhist: TheravadaBuddhist: Theravada
BTA Buddhist: TantrayanaBuddhist: Tantrayana
BOT Buddhist: OtherBuddhist: Other
CFR Chinese Folk ReligionistChinese Folk Religionist
CHR ChristianChristian
ABC Christian: American Baptist ChurchChristian: American Baptist Church
AMT Christian: African Methodist EpiscopalChristian: African Methodist Episcopal
AME Christian: African Methodist Episcopal ZionChristian: African Methodist Episcopal Zion
ANG Christian: AnglicanChristian: Anglican
AOG Christian: Assembly of GodChristian: Assembly of God
BAP Christian: BaptistChristian: Baptist
CRR Christian: Christian ReformedChristian: Christian Reformed
CHS Christian: Christian ScienceChristian: Christian Science
CMA Christian: Christian Missionary AllianceChristian: Christian Missionary Alliance
COC Christian: Church of ChristChristian: Church of Christ
COG Christian: Church of GodChristian: Church of God
COI Christian: Church of God in ChristChristian: Church of God in Christ
COM Christian: CommunityChristian: Community
COL Christian: CongregationalChristian: Congregational
EOT Christian: Eastern OrthodoxChristian: Eastern Orthodox
EVC Christian: Evangelical ChurchChristian: Evangelical Churchevangelisch
EPI Christian: EpiscopalianChristian: Episcopalian
FWB Christian: Free Will BaptistChristian: Free Will Baptist
FRQ Christian: FriendsChristian: Friends
FUL Christian: Full GospelChristian: Full Gospel
GRE Christian: Greek OrthodoxChristian: Greek Orthodox
JWN Christian: Jehovah's WitnessChristian: Jehovah's Witness
MOM Christian: Latter-day SaintsChristian: Latter-day Saints
LUT Christian: LutheranChristian: Lutheran
LMS Christian: Lutheran Missouri SynodChristian: Lutheran Missouri Synod
MEN Christian: MennoniteChristian: Mennonite
MET Christian: MethodistChristian: Methodist
NAZ Christian: Church of the NazareneChristian: Church of the Nazarene
ORT Christian: OrthodoxChristian: Orthodox
PEN Christian: PentecostalChristian: Pentecostal
COP Christian: Other PentecostalChristian: Other Pentecostal
PRE Christian: PresbyterianChristian: Presbyterian
PRO Christian: ProtestantChristian: ProtestantProtestant
PRC Christian: Other ProtestantChristian: Other Protestant
QUA Christian: FriendsChristian: Friends2.9
REC Christian: Reformed ChurchChristian: Reformed Church
REO Christian: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ-LDSChristian: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ-LDS
CAT Christian: Roman CatholicChristian: Roman Catholicrömisch-katholisch
SAA Christian: Salvation ArmyChristian: Salvation Army
SEV Christian: Seventh Day AdventistChristian: Seventh Day Adventist
SOU Christian: Southern BaptistChristian: Southern Baptist
UCC Christian: United Church of ChristChristian: United Church of Christ
UMD Christian: United MethodistChristian: United Methodist
UNI Christian: UnitarianChristian: Unitarian
UNU Christian: Unitarian UniversalistChristian: Unitarian Universalist
WES Christian: WesleyanChristian: Wesleyan
WMC Christian: Wesleyan MethodistChristian: Wesleyan Methodist
COT Christian: OtherChristian: Other
CNF ConfucianConfucian
DOC Disciples of ChristDisciples of Christ
ERL Ethnic ReligionistEthnic Religionist
HIN HinduHinduHindu
HSH Hindu: ShaivitesHindu: Shaivites
HVA Hindu: VaishnavitesHindu: Vaishnavites
HOT Hindu: OtherHindu: Other
JAI JainJain
JEW JewishJewishjüdisch
JCO Jewish: ConservativeJewish: Conservative
JOR Jewish: OrthodoxJewish: Orthodox
JRC Jewish: ReconstructionistJewish: Reconstructionist
JRF Jewish: ReformJewish: Reform
JRN Jewish: RenewalJewish: Renewal
JOT Jewish: OtherJewish: Other
MOS MuslimMuslimMuslim
MSH Muslim: ShiiteMuslim: Shiite
MSU Muslim: SunniMuslim: Sunni
MOT Muslim: OtherMuslim: Other
NAM Native AmericanNative American
NRL New ReligionistNew Religionist
NOE NonreligiousNonreligiousnicht-religiös
SHN ShintoistShintoist
SIK SikhSikhSikh
SPI SpiritistSpiritist
OTH OtherOtherandere
VAR UnknownUnknownunbekannt


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