Prison dischargee—length of time imprisoned, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Length of time imprisoned
Synonymous names:Time in prison
METeOR identifier:631073
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:

The length of time a prisoner has spent in a prison, represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Prison dischargee—length of time imprisoned

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
11-31 days
2More than 1 to 3 months
3More than 3 to 6 months
4More than 6 to 12 months
5More than 1 to 2 years
6More than 2 to 5 years
7More than 5 years
Supplementary values:
9Unknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Length of time imprisoned for the current period of imprisonment. If the prisoner has been in prison multiple times during their life, do not include this in the response. If the exact number is unknown, enter an estimate.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Prison dischargee—length of time imprisoned, code N Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018

Supersedes Prison dischargee—length of time imprisoned, total days N[NNNN] Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

DSS specific attributes +