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Person—given name sequence number, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGiven name sequence number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term613356
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The numeric order of a given name or initial of a person, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—given name sequence number

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
ValueMeaning
1One
2Two
3Three
4Four
5Five
6Six
7Seven
8Eight
9Nine
10Ten

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termStandards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   One

Refers to first given name or initial

CODE 2   Two

Refers to second given name or initial

CODE 3   Three

Refers to third given name or initial

CODE 4   Four

Refers to fourth given name or initial

CODE 5   Five

Refers to fifth given name or initial

CODE 6   Six

Refers to sixth given name or initial

CODE 7   Seven

Refers to seventh given name or initial

CODE 8   Eight

Refers to eighth given name or initial

CODE 9   Nine

Refers to ninth given name or initial

CODE 10 Ten

Refers to tenth and subsequent given name or initial

Collection methods:Help on this term

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element Person—given name, text X[X(39)].

Example: Mary Georgina Smith

In the example above 'Mary would have a given name sequence number of 1 and 'Georgina' would have a given name sequence number of 2.

Example: Jean Claude Marcel Moreaux

If the person has recorded a single given name as more than one word, displaying spaces in between the words (for example, Jean Claude), their given names are recorded in data collection systems in the same way (that is, Jean is one given name, Claude is another given name and Marcel is another given name). ‘Jean’ would have a given name sequence number of ‘1’, 'Claude' would have a given name sequence number of '2',  and ‘Marcel’ would have a given name sequence number of ‘3’.

Example: Anne Marie Walker

If a person identifies their first name as being a composite word, both parts should be recorded under the first given name (rather than the first and second given name). If ‘Anne Marie Walker’ notes her preferred given name to be ‘Anne Marie’, then ‘Anne Marie’ would have a given sequence number of '1'.

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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person (name)—given name sequence number, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

See also Person—given name, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017, Indigenous, Final 30/05/2018, ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Individual name cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 15/11/2019

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