Person—congenital malformation, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Congenital malformations
METeOR identifier:393436
Registration status:Health, Standard 22/12/2009

Structural abnormalities (including deformations) that are present at birth and diagnosed prior to separation from care, as represented by an ICD-10-AM code.


Admitted patient care

Data Element Concept:Person—congenital malformation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 7th edition
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:6

Source and reference attributes

Origin:International Classification of Diseases - 10th Revision, Australian Modification National Centre for Classification in Health, Sydney.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Coding to the disease classification of ICD-10-AM is the preferred method of coding admitted patients.


Required to monitor trends in the reported incidence of congenital malformations, to detect new drug and environmental teratogens, to analyse possible causes in epidemiological studies, and to determine survival rates and the utilisation of paediatric services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Person—congenital malformation, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009