Person—asbestos exposure indicator

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:428216
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:An indicator of whether a person is known to have been exposed to asbestos.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
Lookup/1200.0.55.012
Main+Features12016?OpenDocument

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Asbestos exposure indicator
Definition:An indicator of whether an individual is known to have been exposed to asbestos.
Property group:Environmental characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:

Stedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 28th edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Fauci AS et al (Editors) 2008. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical

Data element concept attributes

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Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—asbestos exposure indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014