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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040691 v1
Data Element
Data Element
A unique identifier allocated by the Registrar-General to each recorded death in Queensland.
Death registrations in Queensland
Death registration number (RBDM)
Sequence number
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The year of death may not be the same as the registration year, as the death registration number is assigned in the year the death is actually registered. The registration number is a concatenation of the year the death is registered followed by a five digit number. The five digit numbers are divided into deaths from rural areas YYYY00001 to YYYY12000, and deaths from urban areas YYYY50001 to YYYY99999.
Accurate cause of death information is important to the public health sector and medical researchers to evaluate and develop measures to improve the health of Australians generally. It is also important to family members, now and for the future, to know what caused a loved one's death and to be aware of conditions that may occur in other family members.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementRecord (death)-death registration number (RBDM)QH 040691 Version 2Draft
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData RepositoryDeath RegistrationsQH 020227 Version 1MandatorySuperseded28-Sep-199930-Jun-2016
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Cancer Registry (QCR) Data CollectionQH 020002 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-199930-Jun-2016
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jan-198730-Jun-2016
Source and Reference Attributes