Examples of data types in healthcare domain.
nominal:- patient sex ; state, comorbidity
ordinal: patient age group (<18; 18-40; 41-60; >60) ; severity of disease
continuous :- BMI, Lipid profile, height, weight
discrete :-date of first diagnosis, incidence, prevalence.
Question - will year of birth be discrete or ordinal or depends upon the usage ? Similarly can variables type change depend upon usage - e…g. year of birth may be ordinal if you use it for bucketting but year may also be discrete quantitative if you are using it for trend analyses ?