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National Data Warehouse (NDW)  

Standard Code Book

Sets of codes are available that will aid those designing NDW exports. If properly used, they will allow us to provide you better information from your data, including increased accuracy and a wider breadth of reports. To obtain these code sets, click on the following link:

Standard Code Book Tables

Below are some commonly asked questions concerning the Standard Code Book:

What individual or department is responsible for keeping the reference tables up to date?
How do we ask for new codes to be added?

To add a new value to an existing code set:

Send any request to add or change entries in an existing code set to your Area Statistical Officer along with the date the change is to become effective. If you do not know your Area Statistical Officer, you can get his or her name from the IHS Division of Program Statistics/Office of Public Health Support (DPS/OPHS). Once the change is approved, RPMS will be assigned a task to add the code to the appropriate table. The additions and changes made one day will be reflected on the web the next day.

To propose a whole new code set for a new field to be included in the NDW:

Send your request via e-mail to support@ihs.gov for consideration by the IHS Standard Code Book Workgroup.    [Close]


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