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Person—sex, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Technical name:Help on this termPerson—sex, code N
Synonymous names:Help on this termSex
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270263
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 31/08/2005
Data Element Concept:Person—sex

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Male
2Female
3Intersex or indeterminate
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Diagnosis and procedure codes should be checked against the national ICD-10-AM sex edits, unless the person is undergoing, or has undergone a sex change or has a genetic condition resulting in a conflict between sex and ICD-10-AM code.

CODE 3     Intersex or indeterminate 

Intersex or indeterminate, refers to a person, who because of a genetic condition, was born with reproductive organs or sex chromosomes that are not exclusively male or female or whose sex has not yet been determined for whatever reason.

Intersex or indeterminate, should be confirmed if reported for people aged 90 days or greater.

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The definition for Intersex in Guide for use is sourced from the ACT Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Act 2003.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Capital Territory 2003. Legislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Act 2003

Reference documents:Help on this termLegislation (Gay, Lesbian and Transgender) Amendment Act 2003. See http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2003-14/20030328-4969/pdf/2003-14.pdf.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Mortality Database 1997/98 AIHW 2001 National Diabetes Register, Statistical Profile, December 2000 (Diabetes Series No. 2.)

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Person—sex, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 11/05/2017, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Sex, version 4, DE, Int. NCSDD & NHDD, NCSIMG & NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (21.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Used as denominator
National Disability Agreement: j-Proportion of people with disability receiving income support, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: j-Proportion of people with disability receiving income support, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
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