Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 8th edn) ANNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Activity when injured
METeOR identifier:514277
Registration status:Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
Definition:The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Injury event—activity type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 8th edition
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:5

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Admitted patient:

External cause codes V00 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code.


Enables categorisation of injury and poisoning according to factors important for injury control. Necessary for defining and monitoring injury control targets, injury costing and identifying cases for in-depth research. This term is the basis for identifying work-related and sport-related injuries.

Source and reference attributes


National Centre for Classification in Health

National Injury Surveillance Unit

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANNNN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Has been superseded by Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Archived 05/07/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Injury surveillance NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +