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Chronic condition cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term399234
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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These data elements are used in conjunction to determine:

  • the number of prison entrants who have ever been told that they have either arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes; and
  • the number of prison entrants who currently have at least one of the above listed chronic conditions.

Collection and usage attributes

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The Chronic condition cluster comprises three data elements which allow:

1. Data on the type of chronic condition to be combined with an indicator of whether the prison entrant has ever been told by a doctor or nurse that he or she has the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—specific chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N.

2. Data on the type of chronic condition to be matched with an indicator of whether the person reports that they currently have the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N.

This combination of the three data elements as shown above allows the following two items to be recorded:

  • the type of chronic condition the prison entrant reports ever having been told they have, and
  • whether the prison entrant reports that they currently have the chronic condition.

The Chronic condition cluster describes the following information:

Type of

chronic condition

Specific chronic

condition indicator

Chronic

condition indicator

Arthritis Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Asthma Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Cancer Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Cardiovascular disease Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Diabetes Yes Yes/No
No N/A

 N/A is not applicable

Collection methods:Help on this termInformation on chronic conditions is collected at the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Census Prison Entrants form.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Chronic condition cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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Prison entrants DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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1Person—specific chronic condition indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Person—type of chronic condition, code NConditional5
3Person—chronic condition indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
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