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Communication method code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term320907
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing methods of communication.

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
1Spoken language (effective)
2Sign language (effective)
3Other effective non-spoken communication (e.g. Canon Communicator, Compic)
4Little or no effective communication
5Child aged under 5 years (not applicable)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Code 1 and 2

The communication must be effective in that the person must be able  to communicate more than just basic needs, to unfamiliar people, using this method. 

Code 5     Child aged under 5 years (not applicable)

This item is considered ‘not applicable’ to young children. Hence, children aged 0–4 years should always be represented by code ‘5’.

If the communication method varies over time and it is difficult to say what the usual method is, please report the most effective method during the reference week.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termCommonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2005-06.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Communication method code N Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

Supersedes Communication method code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—communication method, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

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