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Definition

Whether a person has a first degree relative (father, mother or sibling) who has had a vascular event or condition diagnosed before the age of 60 years, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Family history code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Yes
2 No
3 Family history status not known
Supplementary Values 9 Not recorded

Comments

Guide for use:

CODE 1:     Yes, the person has a first-degree relative under the age of 60 years who has had a vascular disease/condition diagnosed.

CODE 2:     No, the person does not have a first-degree relative under the age of 60 years who has had a vascular disease/condition diagnosed.

CODE 3:     Family history status not known, the existence of a premature family history for cardiovascular disease cannot be determined.

CODE 9:     Not recorded, the information as to the existence of a premature family history for cardiovascular disease has not been recorded.

Origin:
Guidelines Subcommittee of the World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension (WHO-ISH): 1999 WHO-ISH guidelines for management of hypertension. J Hypertension 1999; 17: 151 - 83.

References

Related content

Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 6
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0