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Person—locality of birth, text X[X(59)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLocality of birth
Synonymous names:Help on this termTown of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term521530
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The locality or town in which the person was born, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Person—locality of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(59)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term60

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The town or locality name should be collected as stated on a birth certificate, parish record or official document.

An English-language form is acceptable, for example Vienna for Wien.

International country codes identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and in METeOR (see Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN) may also be used, but should include synonyms for commonly misunderstood names of countries such as The Netherlands = Holland and Deutschland = Germany.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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