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Person—primary disability group

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term680775
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 15/12/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A person's impairment of body structure or function, limitation in activity, or restriction in participation that is chiefly responsible for the disability.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

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Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Primary disability group
Definition:Help on this term

The impairment of body structure or function, limitation in activity or restriction in participation that is responsible for the primary disability.

Property group:Help on this termImpairment characteristic

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Disability Data Network (NDDN)

Steward:Help on this termDisability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)
Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2016. Cat. no. DAT 4. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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See also Person—co-existing disability group Disability, Standard 15/12/2017

Supersedes Person—primary disability group Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—primary disability group, code N[N] Disability, Standard 15/12/2017

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