Community Services, Standard 01/03/2005 Housing assistance, Standard 27/07/2005 Health, Standard 01/03/2005 Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010 Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010 Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012 Indigenous, Draft 18/10/2012
The date of birth of the person.
Required for a range of clinical and administrative purposes.
Date of birth enables derivation of age for use in demographic analyses, assists in the unique identification of clients if other identifying information is missing or in question, and may be required for the derivation of other metadata items (e.g. the diagnosis related group for admitted patients).
Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013 Health, Standard 10/12/2009 Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013
The month of a particular year.
Maximum character length:
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
In some collections data may be reported in DDMMYYYY format. Agencies providing data to other agencies may choose to provide the abbreviated version (MMYYYY) to protect the privacy of respondents.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Health Data Committee
National Community Services Data Committee
AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia
AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia
Related metadata references:
See also Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA Community Services, Standard 30/09/2005, Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
See also Person—age, total years N[NN] Community Services, Standard 29/04/2006, Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Standard 08/02/2006, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012
Implementation in Data Set Specifications: All attributes +