Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#190 closed question (answered)

Representation of Patient Age in Decades

Reported by: Nick Halsey Owned by:
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I have a question regarding the best way to represent patient age in decades. For example a patient in their 7th decade refers to a person in their 60’s.

Two options seem apparent to either use: {decade} or 10a

I am not sure 10a is appropriate as value=7 unit=10a would appear to calculate out to "70 a" / 70 years. Is {decade} the best way to represent decades?


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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Gunther Schadow

Resolution: answered
Status: newclosed

I would think the correct writing for decade would be "10.a".

I think this issue is better handled with intervals in your underlying data model. It might be a thing with statistical roll-up. You may want to change your bins to other sizes, and so I think you can better simply use the year as a basis and define the bin low and high values separately. But that is just a suggestion. If you want to use decade, you can do "10.a"

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