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An indicator of whether an informal carer is a main carer, 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/don't know code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Yes
2 No
Supplementary Values 9 Don't know


Guide for use:

A main carer is a carer who provides the most significant care and assistance related to a care recipient's capacity to remain living in their current environment.


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Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0