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Person—needle sharing frequency, prisoner health frequency code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNeedle sharing frequency
METeOR identifier:Help on this term631151
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A descriptor of how often a person uses a needle which has already been used by someone else, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—needle sharing frequency

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Always
2Sometimes
3Never
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 8.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Injecting drugs refers to a method of introducing a drug into the body with a hollow needle and a syringe which is pierced through the skin into the body.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—needle sharing frequency, code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Has been superseded by Person—needle sharing frequency, prisoner health frequency code N Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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