Person—sex, text X[X(99)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Sex of a person, as text|
|Synonymous names:||Sex characteristics of a person, as text|
The sex of a person, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—sex|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||100|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
While they are related concepts, caution should be exercised when comparing counts for sex with those for gender.
This data element may be used where "Another term" has been selected in the data element: Person—sex, code X
This data element may be used to capture any further (optional) specification of sex descriptors. The inclusion of this write-in facility where the "Another term" code has been selected for Person—sex, code X recognises that there are a range of terms used to describe sex which is neither male nor female, and enhances data quality. For example, respondents could report terms such as "indeterminate", "intersex", "non-binary", and "unspecified" for sex.
Data element sets implementing this data element should include a Conditional obligation with the following text: "Conditional on a CODE 3: 'Another term' response in the data element: Person—sex, code X".
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2021. Standard for sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation variables. Canberra: ABS, viewed 6 October 2021 https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/standards/standard-sex-gender-variations-sex-characteristics-and-sexual-orientation-variables/latest-release
AGD (Attorney-General's Department) 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender, viewed 6 October 2021 https://www.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/publications/australian-government-guidelines-recognition-sex-and-gender
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