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Definition

The biological distinction between male and female, 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 " Sex code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Male
2 Female
3 Intersex or indeterminate
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described

Comments

Origin:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Mortality Database 1997/98 AIHW 2001 National Diabetes Register, Statistical Profile, December 2000 (Diabetes Series No. 2.)

References

Australian Bureau of Statistics

AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia

In AS4846 and AS5017 alternative codes are presented. Refer to the current standard for more details.


This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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Relation Count
Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 15
As a denominator in an Indicator 10
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 16