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Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, interpersonal code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInterpersonal relationship of carer to care recipient
Synonymous names:Help on this termCarer relationship to care recipient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term510168
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Superseded 15/12/2017
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe relationship of the informal carer to the person for whom they care, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this term

Ageing, carers and disability.

Data Element Concept:Informal carer—relationship to care recipient

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Wife/female partner
2Husband/male partner
Other relative
9Other female relative
10Other male relative
11Female friend/neighbour
12Male friend/neighbour
Other relationship
88Other relationship
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This code set should always be used to record the relationship of the carer to the person for whom they care.

When answering this question the person is asked to complete the sentence, 'The carer is the person's ...'

CODES 1 and 2 Male/Female partner

Include defacto and same sex partnerships.

CODES 3 and 4 Mother/Father

Includes foster parents.

CODE 88  Other relationship

Includes other non-relative relationship, such as pastor or teacher.

CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described

This code should only be recorded where the carer has not been identified. This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termInformation about this relationship assists in the establishment of a profile of informal caring relationships and the assistance provided to maintain and support those relationships. As such, it increases knowledge about the dynamics of caring and provides an insight into the gender and inter-generational patterns of informal care giving in the community.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Origin:Help on this termCommonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013

Has been superseded by Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, interpersonal code N[N] Disability, Standard 15/12/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

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