Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Locality of birth|
|Synonymous names:||Town of birth|
The locality or town in which the person was born, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—locality of birth|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||60|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The town or locality name should be collected as stated on a birth certificate, parish record or official document.
An English-language form is acceptable, for example Vienna for Wien.
International country codes identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and in METeOR (see Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN) may also be used, but should include synonyms for commonly misunderstood names of countries such as The Netherlands = Holland and Deutschland = Germany.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
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