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Activity—functioning, disability and health

327296 | Glossary Item
In the context of health, an activity is the execution of a task or action by an individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Address

327278 | Glossary Item | Health Data Standards Committee
The referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous

Adoption

327208 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Adoption is the legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parents and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parents.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Assistance with activities and participation

327298 | Glossary Item
The help that a person receives or needs from another person, because of their difficulty in performing an activity or in participating in an area of life.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Body functions

327294 | Glossary Item
Body functions are the physiological functions of body systems (including psychological functions).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Body structures

327300 | Glossary Item
Body structures are anatomical parts of the body such as organs, limbs and their components.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Environmental factors

327286 | Glossary Item
Environmental factors make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Family

351499 | Glossary Item
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering who may or may not live together.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Functioning

327292 | Glossary Item
Functioning is the umbrella term for any or all of: body functions, body structures, activities and participation. Functioning is a multidimensional concept denoting the neutral aspects of the interaction between an individual (with a health condition) and that individual's environmental and personal factors.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Geocode

454203 | Glossary Item
A description of the coordinates representing the location/position of an object.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Homeless

327244 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and stable housing. Hence even if a person has a physical home, they would be considered homeless if: they were not safe at home, they had no legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure), or the home lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Illicit drug

413485 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An illicit drug is defined as any drug which is illegal to possess or use or any legal drug used in an illegal manner, for example: a drug obtained on prescription but given or sold to another person to use glue or petrol which is sold legally, but is used in a manner that is not intended, such as inhaling fumes stolen pharmaceuticals sold on the black market (e.g. Pethidine)
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Impairment of body function

327290 | Glossary Item
Impairments of body function are problems in body function such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Impairment of body structure

327288 | Glossary Item
Impairments of body structure are problems in body structure such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Informal carer

353420 | Glossary Item
An informal carer includes any person, such as a family member, friend or neighbour, who is giving regular, ongoing assistance to another person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Mental health disorder

403575 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A clinically diagnosable disorder that significantly interferes with an individual’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities. The diagnosis of mental illness is generally made according to the classifications systems of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Participation - functioning, disability and health

327312 | Glossary Item
In the context of health, participation is involvement in a life situation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Record linkage

327264 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A process, technique or method that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Volunteer

327272 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who willingly gives unpaid help in the form of time, service or skills through an organisation or group.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

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