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A data item is an occurrence of a data element.

A data item is a specific sub-component of a data record. For instance, in a population census, specific data items might be last name, first name, sex, and age (Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing", Conference of European Statisticians Methodological material, Geneva, 2000).

Source Publication:
ISO/IEC International Standard 11179, Part 1, Framework for the specification and standardization of data elements, 1999.

Cross References:
Data dissemination standards, IMF
Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:

Created on Monday, November 5, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, February 1, 2006