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Person Family Rank

CDER Data Element Number. C-GEN-00204

Data Element Name. Person Family Rank.

Description. This standard defines a person's family rank following their surname.

Source. Data Standards Committee, FDA.

Relationship. Person Given Name (GEN-00201), Person Middle Name (GEN-00202), Person Surname (GEN-00203).

FDA Specifications. Person Family Rank is represented by an alphanumeric code consisting of three (3) characters.

CDER Specifications. No further specifications.

FDA Approved Date. October 12, 1989.

CDER Approved Date. February 11, 1992.

FDA Revised Date.

CDER Revised Date.

Data Values.

Junior Distinguishes the son from the father with the same name. JR
Senior Denotes the older of two persons having the same name. SR
Second Second occurrence of a name within a family; not in consecutive generations. II
Third Third occurrence of a name within a family. III
Fourth Fourth occurrence of a name within a family. IV
Fifth Fifth occurrence of a name within a family. V