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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Estimated age

From: Liz
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Estimated age
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:30:39 +1100

On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:41:01 +0000
"Busser, Jim" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2012-01-20, at 12:26 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > Maybe we just add a .dob_is_estimated field next to the .dob field.
> Which is maybe a simpler solution than what I came up with - see
> screenshot for possible appearance.
> What would be the data type of this value? Would it be a *date*
> wherein the user would, in the case of "estimated 80 years" enter
>         Jan 1, 2002
>         or would they enter Jan 20, 1932 (i.e relative to current
> date)
>         or would they enter only 1932 (which is not a date at all)
> Also, should such a value be represented on the screen (to make clear
> that the actual dob is not known with certainty) by use of a tilde ~
> ??
> -- JIm

In places where a small number of people don't know their dob, we
customarily use 1st January. 
Where a large number of people are involved, they use 1st January and
1st July.
Local customs could already have this one sorted out.

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