Suggestion 506 Missing female gender

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Date: 1 May 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_506
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Description of Error - 506: Missing female gender

The gender is not set on the profile, and the person should have female gender. Please set the gender as female.

Content of info column: Empty


Suggestion 506 Missing Gender (Female)
Play the Suggestion 506 Missing Gender (Female).

Topic Video: Gender: Mr E or Ms Take?
Play the Topic Video:  Gender: Mr E or Ms Take?.

Possible Causes

No gender entered.

Action Steps

Change gender or set status as False error. And also add sources that prove the fact.

Error Status

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Technical Stuff

In case of multiple names they are checked as one name, since order of the names is also important. Gender of a name is derived from database by sampling data:

  • If name appears more than 50 times and 97-100% of persons with this name have female gender then gender is supposed to be female for all persons with this name
  • If name appears more than 50 times and 90-97% of persons with this name have female gender and less than 2% have male gender then gender is supposed to be female for all persons with this name

So with entering missing names and correcting false genders, quality of finding wrong gender increases.

Here you can explore gender assignment for any first name.

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The majority of all 3 Suggestions about Missing Gender are for profiles that are not Open. Using the Open column in the Spreadsheet shows the profiles that can be changed for all suggestions.
All 2880 profiles (1900-1999) that have this error/suggestion are set to private and locked.
posted by Paula (Hawkins) Reinke
In an attempt to make the suggested correction, I go to the field for gender in my profile and it is already set to female. I switched it to neither and then back to female. Still getting error suggestion.
posted by Sara Thibault
I am unawareof how to make the corrections.

Any advice is appreciated.

posted by Margaret (Moyer) Cook

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