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Prison entrants DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term395955
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Prison entrants DSS describes data about all persons aged 18 years and over entering prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.

Collection and usage attributes

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This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. The Prison entrants DSS describes data about people entering the prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period. This includes demographic data and data about a prison entrant’s mental health, chronic disease status, their use of alcohol and other drugs, their use of health services and pregnancy.

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Information about the prison entrant is collected by a health professional at the prison reception health assessment (alternatively known as the intake or induction assessment) using the Prison Entrants form.

One Prison Entrants form should be completed for each person who enters the prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009. From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia's prisoners. Bulletin no. 75. Cat. no. AUS 120. Canberra: AIHW

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prisoner health DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Establishment (prison)—organisation identifier, NNNMandatory1
2Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
3Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
4Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
5Person—age, total years N[NN]Conditional1
6Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNNMandatory1
7Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2005) NN{NN}Mandatory1
8Person—sex, code NMandatory1
9Person—transgender indicator, code NMandatory1
10Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
11Person—highest year of school completed, code NMandatory1
12Non-school qualification clusterMandatory1
13Prison entrant—education attendance status 30 days prior to imprisonment, education attendance status code NMandatory1
14Prison entrant—labour force status 30 days prior to imprisonment, code NMandatory1
15Prison entrant—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
16Incarceration history clusterConditional1
17Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years NNConditional1
18Prison entrant—legal status of prisoner, code NMandatory1
19Prison entrant—imprisonment in the last 12 months indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
20Person—mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
21Person—medication for mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
22Prison entrant—distress related to current imprisonment indicator, yes/no/not applicable code NMandatory1
23Chronic condition clusterMandatory1
24Health service utilisation clusterMandatory1
25Health service non-utilisation clusterMandatory1
26Prison entrant—reason for non-utilisation of health service, code NNConditional10
27Person—blow to the head indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
28Person—self-harm indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
29Person—self-harm ideation in the last 12 months, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
30AUDIT score of risky alcohol consumption clusterMandatory1
31Smoking status clusterMandatory1
32Substances used illicitly clusterMandatory1
33Opioid pharmacotherapy treatment clusterMandatory1
34Female—cervical screening indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
35Pregnancy status clusterConditional1
36Prison entrant—mental health service referral, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
37Prison entrant—at risk of suicide or self-harm indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
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