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A code set representing the perceived cause of an injury.


Data Type String
Format NN
Maximum character length 2


Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 31 Struck by or collision with object
30 Struck by or collision with person
29 Unspecified external cause
28 Other specified external cause
27 Cold conditions (natural origins)
26 Hot conditions (natural origin) sunlight
25 Electricity
24 Machinery in operation
23 (deleted)
22 Animal-related (excluding Horse and Dog)
19 Firearm
18 Poisoning - other substance
17 Poisoning - drugs or medicinal substance
16 Hot object or substance, not otherwise specified
15 Hot drink, food, water, other fluid, steam, gas or vapour
14 Fire, flames, smoke
13 Other threat to breathing (including strangling and asphyxiation)
12 Drowning, submersion - other than swimming pool (excludes drowning associated with water craft)
11 Drowning, submersion - swimming pool
10 Fall - high (drop of 1 metre or more)
09 Fall - low (on same level or < 1 metre or no information on height)
08 Horse-related (includes fall from, struck or bitten by)
07 Other or unspecified transport-related circumstance
06 Pedestrian
05 Pedal cyclist or pedal cycle passenger
04 Motorcycle - passenger or unspecified
03 Motorcycle - driver
02 Motor vehicle - passenger or unspecified occupant
01 Motor vehicle - driver
21 Dog-related
20 Cutting, piercing object


This code list has been derived from the ICD-10-AM external cause classification.


International Classification of Diseases - Tenth Revision - Australian Modification (3rd edition 2002)
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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