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Person—severe hypoglycaemia indicator, code N (Data Element)


Whether a person has had severe hypoglycaemia, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Permissible Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No - -
1 Yes - -
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described - -


Guide for use:

CODE 1 Yes: Record if the person has a history of severe hypoglycaemia.

CODE 2 No: Record if the person has no history of severe hypoglycaemia.

National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.

The medications used in the treatment of diabetes may cause the blood glucose value to fall below the normal range and this is called hypoglycaemia.


Definition corresponds with the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT): DCCT New England Journal of Medicine, 329(14), September 30, 1993. Report of the Health Care Committee Expert Panel on Diabetes; Commonwealth of Australia 1991; ISBN 0644143207.
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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