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Definition

These data elements are used in conjunction to determine:

  • the number of prison entrants who have ever been told that they have either arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes; and
  • the number of prison entrants who currently have at least one of the above listed chronic conditions.

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 #
Person—type of chronic condition, code N
Conditional Inclusion:
Conditional on the person being told they have a chronic condition.
- - conditional 5

Comments

Guide for use:

The Chronic condition cluster comprises three data elements which allow:

1. Data on the type of chronic condition to be combined with an indicator of whether the prison entrant has ever been told by a doctor or nurse that he or she has the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—specific chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N.

2. Data on the type of chronic condition to be matched with an indicator of whether the person reports that they currently have the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N.

This combination of the three data elements as shown above allows the following two items to be recorded:

  • the type of chronic condition the prison entrant reports ever having been told they have, and
  • whether the prison entrant reports that they currently have the chronic condition.

The Chronic condition cluster describes the following information:

Type of

chronic condition

Specific chronic

condition indicator

Chronic

condition indicator

Arthritis Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Asthma Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Cancer Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Cardiovascular disease Yes Yes/No
No N/A
Diabetes Yes Yes/No
No N/A

N/A is not applicable

References

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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