You can access the Age Brackets screen from Administration. The Age Brackets screen is used to modify the set of age ranges used in certain HIFIS statistical reports. For example, in the Age and Gender Statistics report you can isolate figures for a particular age range, such as children from 2-10. You can change the age range within each bracket and can also set the Number of Brackets.
An age bracket is the age ranges that will be grouped together in the report. Brackets must be sequential. The top of one bracket is always one year less than the bottom of the next bracket. Age ranges can be as low as one year, so that people of a certain age are isolated in a report.
Number of Brackets
The Number of Brackets refers to the number of different age ranges that you have defined in the age bracket set. You can set this to a maximum of 8 brackets per Age Set.
An Age Set is the name given to a particular set of Age Brackets. The name cannot contain numbers or other characters. When you run a report that uses Age Brackets, you can choose which of your customized Age Sets you want to use.
Louise needs to run the same statistical report for two different funders. Funder A supports Aboriginal people and they are trying to determine how many people served are under 6, how many are between 6 and 14, how many are between 15 and 25, and how many are 65 or over. Funder B supports immigrant children and youth. According to Funder B, children includes anyone under the age of 18 and youth are between 18 and 24.
Louise decides to create two Age Sets, one named for each funder.
Funder A – 4 age brackets (0-5, 6-14, 15-25, 26-64) For clients older than the last age range, the HIFIS reports will automatically group them in a bracket that is one year older than the top of the last bracket and over (65 and Over in this example).
Funder B – 2 age brackets (0-17, 18-24)
Step by Step: Adding an Age Bracket
- From the Administration menu, select Age Brackets.
- Select the Add a New Record button.
- Enter the name of the Age Set and select the Blue Check Mark button.
- Select the Number of Brackets and enter the bottom of the age range for each of the brackets (the top will automatically be one year less than the bottom of the next bracket) and the top of the age range for the oldest age bracket.
- Select the Save button
- Add a New Record button
- Blue Check Mark button
- Save button
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