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Address—international country code, N[NNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInternational country code
Synonymous names:Help on this termCountry code
METeOR identifier:Help on this term434151
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
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The standard international country code, used in conjunction with landline telephone, mobile telephone and facsimile numbers that also describes the location of an entity, as represented by a one-to-five digit number.

Data Element Concept:Address—international country code

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A list of the standard international country codes can be found at:

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termInternational Telecommunication Union 2011. List of ITU-T recommendation E.164 assigned country codes. Geneva: International Telecommunication Union. Viewed 11 July 2011,

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

A country code can consist of one-digit up to five-digits; no leading numbers should be entered if the number is less than 5 digits.

When a country code is used in conjunction with an area code and phone number it should be arranged in the following order.

(Country code) + (Area Code) + phone number

Usage Example:

Code 61 - Australia

Country codes should be stored as the 1-5 numbers in a row, but rules can be set up to display the number in a different format, e.g. ## ###.

Country codes are also usually defined with a ‘+’ prefix, this is common for all country codes and can be added to the display via a rule. It should not be stored.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termStandards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

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See also Address—Australian area code, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)] Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018

See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(19)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Electronic contact details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Provider place of practice cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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