Instructions:

Enter the birth date as MMDDYYYY.

Definition:

The year, month, and day of birth (or age, to be used only when the date of birth cannot be obtained) of the person involved in a crash.

Rationale:

Accurate reporting of date of birth is used to assess the effectiveness of occupant protection systems for specific age groups, and to identify the need for safety programs directed toward them. This element is also critical in providing linkage between the crash, EMS, and hospital records.

Example

Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeCompleteIncomplete
Local Police (electronic)57392.7%457.3%
Local Police (paper)62297.5%162.5%
State Police (electronic)58493.7%396.3%
Total177994.7%1005.3%