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An attribute data element is

[a] data element that is used to qualify or quantify another data element (e.g., "Date of Birth" and "Mailing Address" would be attribute data elements in a personnel file where the primary element(s) is/are used to identify the person).[1]

References Edit

  1. Emphasis Needed on Government's Efforts To Standardize Data Elements and Codes for Computer Systems, Glossary of Terms, at 55.

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