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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041649 v1
Data Element
Data Element
The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured, as represented by a code.
Injury surveillance
Activity when injured
Activity code
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


1Sports activity
2Leisure activity
3Working for income (include travel to and from work)
4Other type of work (include unpaid housework)
5Resting, sleeping, eating, other personal activity
6Being nursed or cared for
7Engaged in formal educational activity (as a student)
8Other specified activity
Supplementary Values


9Unspecified activity
Collection and Usage Attributes
Episode of admitted patient care:
- ICD-10-AM External cause codes V01 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code.
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
The Activity code is for use with ICD-10-AM External Cause codes V01-Y34. The activity code is to be sequenced immediately following the Place of Occurrence code.

When multiple Activity codes apply, assign the code appearing highest in the tabular list. For example, cases where sport is undertaken during school or as part of paid work should be assigned the activity code for sport (1).

For the code range V01-V99 Transport accidents, where the Activity at the time of the accident is not specified as sport, leisure or working for an income, assign 9 Unspecified activity.
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.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementInjury event-activity type codeQH 041649 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementDiagnostic code (ICD-10-AM)QH 040100 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-external cause code (ICD-10-AM 1st edn)QH 041647 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-place of occurrence codeQH 041648 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-199830-Jun-2000
Source and Reference Attributes