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Check Tags

Age

  • The age group check tags refer only to humans. Do not use any of the age group check tags for animals.
  • Indexers must check the tag HUMAN if any of the age check tags are checked.
  • Indexers must check the appropriate age group check tags even if the age group appears obvious.
    • Example: if CHILD BEHAVIOR is indexed, the check tag CHILD or specific such as CHILD, PRESCHOOL and HUMAN must be checked.
  • Indexers must check all appropriate age group check tags if a range of ages appears in the article.
    • Example: An article with subjects ranging in age 7 to 79 would have the check tags HUMAN, CHILD, ADOLESC, YOUNG ADULT, ADULT, MID AGE & AGED
  • An article with subjects ranging in age 19 to 24 would have the check tag YOUNG ADULT only.
  • An article with subjects ranging in age 25 to 44 would have the check tag ADULT only.
  • An article with subjects ranging in age 19 to 44 would have the check tag YOUNG ADULT and ADULT.
  • Never assume the age of a patient, if the age is not listed ignore the age tag.

 

If the article states Use Do not use
Infant INF (1 to 23 mo) INF NEW (to 1 mo) & INF (1 to 23 mo)
Child CHILD (6-12) CHILD PRE (2-5) & CHILD (6-12)
Adult ADULT (19-44) MID AGE (45-64) & ADULT (19-44) & YOUNG ADULT (19-24)
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