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Person—age at onset of disability, total years N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAge at onset of disability
Synonymous names:Help on this termOnset of disability
METeOR identifier:Help on this term490104
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe age at which a person first experiences an impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction, represented as total years.
Context:Help on this termThe onset of disability may indicate a current or future need for assistance.
Data Element Concept:Person—age at onset of disability

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
999Unknown/not stated
Unit of measure:Help on this termYear

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element relates to the age of onset of an impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction (including present at birth), which may be different from the age that a person needs assistance because of that impairment, limitation, or restriction.

The onset of disability may be later than the first appearance of a health condition that eventually results in disability.

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Count age in completed years.

If onset of disability occurs before the second birthday, record  age in months (see the data element Person—age at onset of disability, total months N[N]).

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Disability and need for assistance cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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