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26. It is not feasible in most administrative or statistical data collection settings to clinically determine a person's sex. In many cases 'sex' will therefore be as reported by a respondent or as observed by the person collecting the data on the basis of observable characteristics. These include external appearance and attire, name and relationships to other persons. In a very small number of cases this will lead to a discrepancy between the sex recorded and the biological sex of the person.