Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 28/04/2016|
A code set representing the type of health condition.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Multiple options may be selected.
CODE 01 Diabetes
Diabetes includes Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
CODE 02 Psychological/mental health condition
Psychological/mental health condition includes depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse, attention deficit/hyperactivity, adjustment, dissociation, impulse disorder, personality disorder or sleeping disorder, and other issues related to mental health.
CODE 03 Skin condition (excluding cancer and communicable diseases)
Skin condition (excluding cancer and communicable diseases) includes conditions such as burns, scalds, dermatitis, fungal skin diseases, infectious skin disease, pressure sores, psoriasis, rosacea, ulcers and warts.
CODE 04 Alcohol or drug use problems
Alcohol or drug use problems includes problems related to the use or misuse of alcohol and other drugs and may include withdrawal, detoxification, smoking cessation, counselling.
CODE 05 Musculoskeletal injury
Musculoskeletal injury refers to recent/short term injuries to a skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, joint or blood vessel that services skeletal muscles and any related tissues.
CODE 06 Musculoskeletal condition (excluding arthritis, injury or cancer)
Musculoskeletal condition (excluding arthritis, injury or cancer) refers to long term conditions to a skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, joint or blood vessel that services skeletal muscles and any related tissues; and
o includes back injuries, back pain, bone disease, bursitis, joint diseases, muscular disease, spinal diseases, tendonitis; but
o excludes arthritis, injury or cancer.
CODE 07 Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease, heart failure, rheumatic fever, rhematic heart disease, congenital heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
CODE 08 Respiratory condition (excluding asthma or cancer)
Respiratory condition (excluding asthma or cancer) includes any issues with the respiratory system including airways, lungs and the respiratory muscles such as:
o respiratory diseases such as chronic respiratory disease or lung disease
o respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, diphtheria, influenza (flu), colds, croup, pneumonia, sinusitis, legionnaires' disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), tuberculosis and whooping cough.
CODE 09 Communicable disease
Communicable disease includes AIDS and HIV, bacterial infection, hepatitis, malaria, meningitis and meningococcal infections, sexually transmitted infections, viral infections and vaccine preventable diseases such as chickenpox and influenza.
CODE 10 Dental issues
Dental issues include problems related to teeth or gums and may be a visit with a dentist or other health professional.
CODE 11 Digestive condition
Digestive condition (excluding cancer) includes abdominal pain, diarrhoea, gallstones, gastroenteritis, hernias, incontinence, indigestion, intestinal diseases, liver disease, malabsorption syndromes, oesophageal disease, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer. It excludes digestive system cancers such as bowel, liver and stomach cancer.
CODE 12 Asthma
Asthma includes episodes of wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness due to widespread narrowing of the airways.
CODE 13 Sensory conditions (including ear and eye conditions)
Sensory (including ear and eye conditions) includes problems with sight or hearing, cataracts, ear ache, issues with spectacles (glasses), hearing aids.
CODE 14 Neurological conditions
Neurological conditions includes treatment for epilepsy, seizures, Parkinsonian symptoms, dizziness, headaches, migraine.
CODE 15 Malignancy/cancer
Malignancy/cancer includes cancer (benign tumours, leukaemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, digestive system cancer, stomach cancer, bowel cancer, breast cancer, genital cancer, head and neck cancers, liver cancer, lung cancer, nervous system cancers, skin cancer), but excludes non-melanoma skin cancer.
CODE 16 Arthritis
Arthritis includes gout, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other type and arthritis type unknown.
CODE 17 Women’s health conditions
Women’s health conditions includes issues related to menstruation, pregnancy, female re-productive and gynaecological health.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Chronic condition code NN Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
Has been superseded by Health condition code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Prison dischargee—continuing care plan after release for health condition, code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016
Prison dischargee—type of health condition diagnosed during imprisonment, health condition code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016
Prison dischargee—type of health condition diagnosed prior to imprisonment, health condition code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016
Prison dischargee—type of health condition medication prescribed during imprisonment, health condition code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016