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States and Outlying Areas of the United States

FDA Data Element Number. GEO-00204

CDER Data Element Number. C-GEO-00204

Data Element Name. States and Outlying Areas of the United States.

Description. This standard provides names, abbreviations and codes for representing the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas of the United States.

Source. Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS Pub) 5-1.

Relationship. Counties and County Equivalents (GEO-00201); Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and Other Locational Entities of the United States (GEO-00202); Metropolitan Statistical Area (GEO-00203).

FDA Specifications. United States, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas of the United States are represented by a two (2) digit number, right justified with leading zero.

CDER Specifications. a) FIPS designates a two-digit numeric code for each state and the District of Columbia, instead of using a U.S. Postal Service two-letter abbreviation. Since CDER uses the data in this field to address correspondence, and since the two-digit numeric code is not recognized by the U.S. Postal Service, it was felt that we needed to deviate from FIPS in this regard, and solely employ the U.S. Postal Service two letter abbreviation.

b) As stated in GEO-00101, FIPS designates a country code for each territory of the United States, which usually has the letter 'Q' as the second character, rather than using the U.S. Postal Service territory codes. Since CDER uses this address data to generate letters, it was felt that CDER needed to deviate from the FIPS data elements in this field when U.S. territories were represented. Thus, we have added the U.S. Postal Service U.S. territory abbreviations to C-GEO-00204, and have deleted the FIPS U.S. territory abbreviations from C-GEO-00101. Further, when a U.S. Postal Service U.S. territory abbreviation is placed in a state field, the country field associated with that record should contain the FIPS abbreviation 'US'. c) When the U.S. territory has no known abbreviation, CDER reserves the abbreviation 'XX' where null fields are not allowed. If there is no known two-letter abbreviation, the U.S. territory should be completely spelled out in the ADDR_FORIEGN field.

It was decided that FIPS codes would be specified in this standard monograph as a cross-reference to enable data conversion from non-CDER components.

FDA Approved Date. July 17, 1986.

CDER Approved Date. November 5, 1991.

FDA Revised Date.

CDER Revised Date. November 14, 1997.

Data Values.

NAME DEFINITION CDER STANDARD:
U.S. POSTAL
SERVICE ALPHA
STATE CODE
NIST/FIPS
ALPHA
COUNTRY
CODE
ALABAMA Literal AL  
ALASKA Literal AK  
AMERICAN SAMOA Literal AS AQ
ARIZONA Literal AZ  
ARKANSAS Literal AR  
BAKER ISLAND Literal   FQ
CALIFORNIA Literal CA  
CANTON/ENDERBURY ISLANDS Literal   EQ
COLORADO Literal CO  
CONNECTICUT Literal CT  
DELAWARE Literal DE  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Literal DC  
FLORIDA Literal FL  
GEORGIA Literal GA  
GUAM Literal GU GQ
HAWAII Literal HI  
HOWLAND ISLAND Literal   HQ
IDAHO Literal ID  
ILLINOIS Literal IL  
INDIANA Literal IN  
IOWA Literal IA  
JARVIS ISLAND Literal   DQ
JOHNSTON ATOLL Literal   JQ
KANSAS Literal KS  
KENTUCKY Literal KY  
KINGMAN REEF Literal   KQ
LOUISIANA Literal LA  
MAINE Literal ME  
MARSHALL ISLANDS Literal MH RM
MARYLAND Literal MD  
MASSACHUSETTS Literal MA  
MICHIGAN Literal MI  
MIDWAY ISLANDS Literal   MQ
MINNESOTA Literal MN  
MISCELLANEOUS US TERRITORY Literal XX  
MISSISSIPPI Literal MS  
MISSOURI Literal MO  
MONTANA Literal MT  
NEBRASKA Literal NE  
NEVADA Literal NV  
NEW HAMPSHIRE Literal NH  
NEW JERSEY Literal NJ  
NEW MEXICO Literal NM  
NEW YORK Literal NY  
NORTH CAROLINA Literal NC  
NORTH DAKOTA Literal ND  
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Literal MP CQ
OHIO Literal OH  
OKLAHOMA Literal OK  
OREGON Literal OR  
PALMYRA ATOLL Literal   LQ
PENNSYLVANIA Literal PA  
PUERTO RICO Literal PR RQ
RHODE ISLAND Literal RI  
SOUTH CAROLINA Literal SC  
SOUTH DAKOTA Literal SD  
TENNESSEE Literal TN  
TEXAS Literal TX  
UTAH Literal UT  
VERMONT Literal VT  
VIRGIN ISLANDS Literal VI VQ
VIRGINIA Literal VA  
WAKE ISLAND Literal   WQ
WASHINGTON Literal WA  
WEST VIRGINIA Literal WV  
WISCONSIN Literal WI  
WYOMING Literal WY

 

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