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Source of Race vocabulary in OMOP CDM

(Anita Umesh) #1

I would like to know the source of the “race” vocabulary used in the OMOP CDM. Is it based on the US Census Bureau? Is there a place where this kind of information can be easily found?

Thank you

(Christian Reich) #2

@You can find the source of all vocabularies in the VOCABULARY reference table:

select * from vocabulary where vocabulary_id='Race';

The vocabulary_reference field tells you: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/Race_Ethnicity_CodeSet.pdf

(Anita Umesh) #3

Thank you @Christian_Reich! :smiley: