Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Activity when injured
METeOR identifier:746663
Registration status:Health, Standard 20/10/2021

The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured, poisoned, or other adverse effect, 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 12th edition
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:6

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

External cause codes V00 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code U50-U73. 

As per classification instructions, when multiple activity codes apply to a single injury event the code appearing highest in the ICD-10-AM Tabular List is used. 

For example, an injury sustained during sport that is undertaken during school or as part of paid work should be assigned the activity code for sport (U50–U71).


Enables categorisation of injury, poisoning, and other adverse effect, 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


Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 20/10/2021, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/04/2019

See also Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standard 20/10/2021

See also Injury event—place of occurrence, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Admitted patient care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021

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