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Person—age range, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAge range
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290540
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/05/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe age range that best accommodates a person’s completed age in years, at the time of data collection, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—age range

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
010-4
025-14
0315-24
0425-34
0535-44
0645-54
0755-64
0865-74
0975 years or older
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Used in computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) surveys in cases where the specific age is not available.

Depending on the collection a different starting age may be used, but should map back to the standard output.

Information at a finer level can be collected as long as it maps back to the proposed data domain, e.g. 75+ age group can be split into 75-84 and 85 years or older.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Although collection of date of birth allows more precise calculation of age, as does the collection of a single age, this may not always be feasible. Age range should be derived from a question on date of birth or age at last birthday.

Comments:Help on this term

In cases where an exact age is not known or not stated, age may be reported as an age range. The age ranges are consistent with the standard 10 year ranges recommended by the ABS.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Public Health Information Working Group
Origin:Help on this termABS, Statistical Concepts Library, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables. Age.
Reference documents:Help on this termReference through: http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/StatsLibrary and choose, Other ABS Statistical Standards, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, Demographic Variables, Age.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.1–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
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
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
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