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 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COVID19/index.htm)
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:
Examples of what to exclude
Zero or one OR Zero or more
Zero or one
The entries from CDC NCHS Table 3 should be represented with SNOMED CT concepts that are descendants of 365860008 |General clinical state finding (finding)|.