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Definition

The Prison entrants DSS describes data about all persons aged 18 years and over entering prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


Data Elements

Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]
Specific Information:
Within this data set specification, person identifier refers to the prisoner identifier. The prisoner identifier is assigned by the Department of Corrective Services in each state and territory.
- - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—age, total years N[NN]
Conditional Inclusion:
Age in years should be completed/estimated when date of birth is unknown.
Number 3 conditional 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2005) NN{NN} Number 4 mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—transgender indicator, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Female—cervical screening indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N
Specific Information:

In the Prison entrants DSS, this data element refers to females reporting having had a cervical screen within the last two years.

This data element is included in the Prisoner Health DSS as the National Prisoner Health Indicators include the indicator: Proportion of female prison entrants who report that they have had a Pap smear in the last two years.

Conditional Inclusion:

This data element is conditional on the respondent being female.

Number 1 conditional 1

Comments

Guide for use:

This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. The Prison entrants DSS describes data about people entering the prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period. This includes demographic data and data about a prison entrant’s mental health, chronic disease status, their use of alcohol and other drugs, their use of health services and pregnancy.

References

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009. From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia's prisoners. Bulletin no. 75. Cat. no. AUS 120. Canberra: AIHW

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
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0