Health condition code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018|
A code set representing health conditions diagnosed.
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Collection and usage attributes
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Multiple options may be selected.
CODE 1 Diabetes
Diabetes includes Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
CODE 2 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 3 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 4 Alcohol or drug use problem
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 5 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 6 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 7 Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease, heart failure, rheumatic fever, rhematic heart disease, congenital heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
CODE 8 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 9 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 issue (including ear or eye conditions)
Sensory issue (including ear or 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 condition
Women’s health condition 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 Health condition code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016
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Prison dischargee—type of health condition diagnosed during imprisonment, code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 30/05/2018
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