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Metadata items

In METeOR there are eight types of metadata (i.e. object class, property, data element concept, data element, value domain, classification scheme, data set specification and glossary item) based on the AIHW's interpretation of the ISO 11179 standards.

Figure representing METeOR metadata structures

Figure: Diagrammatic representation of METeOR metadata structures

Using an example of a person's height, the data element would be Personbody height (self-reported), total centimetres NNN which was built up from an object class (Person), a property (Body height), a data element concept (Personbody height) and a value domain (Total centimetres NNN).