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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdministrative division of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term521537
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
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The administrative division (for example, state, province or territory) in which a person was born, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Person—administrative division 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

A state or province may be described as legislated areas, geographic areas and protectorates with some level of self-government. Collecting organisations may have compiled this data using validated data for some countries, but not hold a complete list for all countries. Some datasets will have multiple terms offered; for example, 'Essex, England', whereby the most local name ('Essex') should be used in preference to a higher grouped form ('England').

An English-language form is acceptable; for example, 'Bavaria' for 'Freistaat Bayern'.  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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The county, territory, province or state name should be collected as stated on a birth certificate, parish record or official document.

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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