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Person—age group, NDA code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAge group
Synonymous names:Help on this termAge range; Carer age group
METeOR identifier:Help on this term386423
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
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.
Context:Help on this termDisability, Ageing and Carers.
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 termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Under 15 years
215–24 years
325–44 years
445–64 years
565 years and over
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should be collected for the informal carer and is only reported in relation to service users that have an informal carer.

A service user may have more than one family member or friend providing them with care and assistance. In such circumstances, this data element relates to the carer who is identified as providing the most care and assistance. It is recognised that two or more people may equally share the caring role (e.g. mother and father) however, for the purposes of the DS NMDS, characteristics are only requested for one of these carers. The expressed views of the service user and/or their carer or significant other should be used as the basis for determining which carer should be considered to be the main carer in this regard.

Collection methods:Help on this termWhen asking the person about the age of their carer it is considered more appropriate to ask about broad age groups rather than actual age.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDS NMDS Network.
Origin:Help on this termDisability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2009–10.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Informal carer—age range, NDA code N Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

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

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as denominator
National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: c-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
National Disability Agreement: f(1)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: f(1)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012 Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: f(2)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: f(2)-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2012 Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: f-Number of Indigenous people with disability receiving disability services as a proportion of the Indigenous potential population requiring services, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
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