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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—electronic communication address

452719 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An electronic internet contact address, used for communication purposes.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Indigenous, Disability

Address—electronic communication address, text X[X(1099)]

452649 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An electronic internet contact address, used for communication purposes, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Indigenous, Disability

AUDIT-C result code N

585196 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
A code set identifying the AUDIT-C result
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

287222 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Australian state/territory code N

304682 | Value Domain
The code set representing Australian states and territories.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability

Birth status code N

695434 | Value Domain
A code set representing status at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

696092 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The weight as recorded at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Client

268969 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Electronic communication medium code N

287515 | Value Domain
A codeset representing the type of communication mechanism.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Estimated duration

379592 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The period of time during which something continues.
Standard: Health, WA Health, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Live birth

327248 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee, National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee.
A live birth is defined by the World Health Organization to be the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a baby, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of the voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live born.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Person (address)—electronic communication address

287454 | Data Element Concept
A unique combination of characters used as input to electronic communication equipment for the purpose of contacting a person.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—AUDIT-C result, code N

585194 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person's AUDIT-C test result, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—regular client indicator, yes/no code N

436639 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
An indicator of whether a person is a regular client of an organisation or agency, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Pregnancy—estimated duration

379595 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on a specified day.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit

695399 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on the day of the first antenatal care visit.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit, total completed weeks N[N]

695410 | Data Element | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The estimated duration of a pregnancy in total completed weeks on the day of the first antenatal care visit.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth

684793 | Object Class | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The product of conception that has been completely expelled or extracted from the female, where the product can be a live born or stillborn baby.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth status

695431 | Data Element Concept
The status of a baby at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth status, code N

695437 | Data Element | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The status of a baby at birth, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birthweight, code N

709560 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The first weight of the live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]

290315 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium

287511 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code representing a type of communication mechanism used by an organisation.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium, code N

287521 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A type of communication mechanism used by an organisation, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier

288139 | Data Element Concept
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

289083 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Sex code N

270807 | Value Domain
A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female and intersex.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Stillbirth (fetal death)

482008 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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