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The type of chronic condition from which a person suffers, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


Guide for use:

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data elements: Person—specific chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N and Person—chronic condition indicator, yes/no code N to obtain information on a person's current and past chronic conditions.

For code 3 Cardiovascular disease instruct the respondent to include conditions which can be controlled by medication.


Arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease contribute significantly to the burden of illness and injury in Australia. Consequently these chronic conditions have been identified as National Health Priority Areas. Targeting these areas can potentially reduce the burden of disease experienced by people with these conditions and reduce health care required and associated costs.


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