COVID-19 Biological Sex Reference Set

Use Case(s)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tracks provisional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality data, including the patient’s biological sex. This information can be used for research purposes, such as understanding how biological sex impacts mortality and potentially treatment outcomes as well. (Reference: Please see Table 3


COVID-19 Biological Sex Reference Set

Purpose of Refset

The purpose of this reference set is to document the biological sex of a person who has died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). References LOINC code 46098-0 Sex and SNOMED CT observable entity concept 184100006 Patient sex (observable entity).

Examples of what to include

CDC NCHS reported biological sex:

  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown

Examples of what to exclude


Zero or one OR Zero or more

Zero or one

Editorial Guidelines

The entries from CDC NCHS Table 3 should be represented with SNOMED CT concepts that are descendants of 365860008 |General clinical state finding (finding)|.

Similar SOLOR Refsets (assemblages)

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Associated Value Sets

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