Person—age, total years N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Definition:||The age of the person in (completed) years.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—age|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Year|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Age in single years (if aged under one year, record as zero).
If age (or date of birth) is unknown or not stated, and cannot be estimated, use Code 999.
Although collection of date of birth allows more precise calculation of age, this may not be feasible in some data collections, and alternative questions are: Age last birthday?
What was ....... age last birthday?
What is .......... age in complete years?
If collecting age in single years is not possible, age may be collected as a range. Refer to the data element Person—age range, code NN
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Public Health Information Working Group|
|Origin:||ABS, Statistical Concepts Library, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables.|
|Reference documents:||Reference through: http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/[email protected]/StatsLibrary and choose, Other ABS Statistical Standards, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, Demographic Variables, Age.|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Person—age, total years N[NN]
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