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Estimated date flag code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
Synonymous names:Help on this termEstimated date flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270909
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing whether any component of a reported date was estimated.
Context:Help on this termProvision of a date is often a mandatory requirement in data collections. However, at times, the actual date or part thereof is not known (e.g. date of birth or date of injury). This metadata item is designed to flag that part or parts of a date have been estimated (i.e. a date provided is based on an approximation of the date in question rather than reporting of the actual date). This metadata item may assist with record linkage processes (for example when the date of birth is a component of the linkage key). Reporting that a date is estimated makes it possible to reduce underestimation of total service user numbers and overestimation of service users' ages.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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2Not estimated

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termThis metadata item should be reported in conjunction with a reported date when any part of the date represents an estimate rather than the actual or known date.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Community Services Data Committee Standards Australia

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Estimated date flag, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.5 KB)

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