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Person—period of residence in Australia, years code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPeriod of residence in Australia
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270050
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Length of time in years a person has lived in Australia.

Data Element Concept:Person—period of residence in Australia

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
00Under one year residence in Australia
01-971 to 97 years residence in Australia
98Born in Australia
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Unknown

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Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

This information may be obtained either from:

  • a direct question with response values as specified in the data domain; or
  • derived from other questions about date of birth, birthplace and year of arrival in Australia.
Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item was included in the recommended second-level data set by the National Committee on Health and Vital Statistics (1979) to allow analyses relating to changes in morbidity patterns of ethnic subpopulations related to length of stay in host country; for example, cardiovascular disease among Greek immigrants in Australia.

This item was not considered a high priority by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (1988) and to date only the country of birth and Indigenous status are considered by the National Health Data Committee to be justified for inclusion in the National Minimum Data Set - Admitted patient care.

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National minimum data set working parties

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Supersedes Period of residence in Australia, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.6 KB)

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