Person—administrative division of birth, text X[X(59)]
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Administrative division of birth|
Health, Standard 05/10/2016
The administrative division (for example, state, province or territory) in which a person was born, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—administrative division of birth|
|Value Domain:||Text X[X(59)]|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||60|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A state or province may be described as legislated areas, geographic areas and protectorates with some level of self-government. Collecting organisations may have compiled this data using validated data for some countries, but not hold a complete list for all countries. Some datasets will have multiple terms offered; for example, 'Essex, England', whereby the most local name ('Essex') should be used in preference to a higher grouped form ('England').
An English-language form is acceptable; for example, 'Bavaria' for 'Freistaat Bayern'. 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.
The county, territory, province or state name should be collected as stated on a birth certificate, parish record or official document.
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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