P2. Date of Birth

Definition:

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

Element Attributes:
Subfield 1: Date of Birth

YYYYMMDD
Unknown

Subfield 2: Age

AAA
From a State Police Instruction Manual

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.