Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:291112
Registration status:Health, Superseded 03/12/2008
DSS type:Data Set Specification (DSS)

Key demographic set for use in Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) health surveys. It is intended to be used by anyone conducting population health surveys using the CATI mode, such as State/Territory government health agencies. This data set is to standardise demographic collection in all CATI surveys of health topics, such as CATI asthma and CATI diabetes surveys.

The standardisation of the collection of health survey data is a major focus of the National Public Health Partnership (NPHP) work plan. The CATI demographic module DSS is not mandated for collection but recommended as best practice.

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

Population health surveys conducted by CATI

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Public Health Information Working Group.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Household—gross income (annual), dollar range code NOptional1
-Household—gross income (annual), ten thousand dollar range code N[N]Optional1
-Person (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Optional1
-Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]Optional1
-Person—age range, code NNOptional1
-Person—age, total years N[NN]Optional1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNConditional1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYOptional1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
-Person—marital status, code NOptional1
-Person—sex, code NOptional1
-Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYYOptional1